November 7, 8, 2018
April 3, 4, 10, 11, 2019
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 2019
“Science never appears so beautiful as when applied to the uses of human life.” – Thomas Jefferson
The Moravians of Salem had an advanced understanding of science and technology: agriculture, astronomy, botany, surveying, architecture and manufacturing. Science was a tool used to solve the problems of everyday life. The American scientific “can-do” spirit led to many revolutionary discoveries and inventions.
Examples of experiences that you might have include:
- Learn how the Moravians used a fire engine and bucket brigade to protect the town of Salem and take part in a brigade!
- Learn about the first electric lights in Salem.
- Learn how a pipe organ works.
- Try your hand at fire-building technology.
- Experience how a potter uses minerals for glazes and discover the unique properties of clay.
- Use scales, standard and non-standard units of measurement while exploring common receipts of the 18th century.
- Learn how lye from ashes can make something you use every day!
- See how the use of block and tackle and pulleys can lighten a work load
- See how leavening agents long ago were used to put the bubbles in your baked goods.
- See how an American Longrifle is made.
- How does cream make butter?
- Price: $18 per student, $23 per adult if booked and paid with the school by 3o days prior to tour (otherwise $27 walk-in rate). One (1) complimentary adult per 12 students
Availability of certain activities subject to change depending on date and registration numbers.
Historic Buildings are open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with special activities taking place between 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Please call 1-800-441-5305 to make a reservation for your class today.