Education

The Eldred WWII Museum offers a variety of educational opportunities to schools, organizations, families and individuals.

Free Access

Access to all of the educational services of the Museum are free of charge to schools.  We do not charge admission fees for educational visits to the Museum or for Staff member’s participation in events outside of the Museum.

Tours

Students and faculty visit the Museum for tours covering various aspects of WWII.  Tours have been developed in cooperation with faculty to address specific areas of study such as the Holocaust, Women’s roles, Veterans Day and the Navajo Code Talkers.  For a specialized educational tour, please contact the Museum staff. To arrange a group tour, please fill out and mail the reservation form.

School Visits

Museum Staff members have spoken to History Classes and Assemblies at Elementary and High Schools as well as speaking at both St. Bonaventure University and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Artifacts are generally brought along on these visits to enhance the presentations.  This is also a way that the Museum reaches out to schools which are unable to bring students to the Museum because of funding issues.

For schools enhancing the learning experience with field trips, our 26-page Resource Guide offers projects based on the content of museum exhibits.

Special Events

Education also takes place in special events at locations throughout PA, NY, and OH.  The following is a partial list of events that the Museum Staff have been the presenters or featured speakers:

  • Educational Conferences
  • American Homecoming Weekend
  • American Legion Convention and Special Meetings
  • VFW Special Meetings
  • Pearl Harbor Day Services
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Veterans Recognition
  • Veterans Day
  • 9/11 Event
  • Nursing Home Programs
  • Historical Society Programs
  • Rotary
  • Lions Clubs

Please contact us if you would like the Museum to participate in an event you are planning.

Resources

The Museum’s Library, Veterans Statements, Periodicals and Videos are resources available for research on WWII.  In addition to the research that is done by visiting the Museum, the Museum’s Website and Facebook page are places where people can find information and contact the Museum Staff for questions.