Pennsylvania

Curtin Village at Eagle Ironworks

Founded by 19th-century iron manufacturer and politician Roland Curtin. On the guided tour, groups will experience the Federal-style Curtin Family mansion, which features original woodwork, vintage dolls, toys, glassware and even Indian arrowheads on the surrounding property. Groups can visit the Pleasant Furnace at Eagle Ironworks where they will learn the process of smelting iron ore into pig iron. The tour ends with a look at the Worker’s Village where students can see how people lived in the 1800s.
 
Contact Info
Address: 251 Curtin Village Road, Howard, PA 16841. Centre County. Tel: 814-355-1982. Email: curtinvillage@verizon.net. Website: www.curtinvillage.com. Hrs: Vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue