What is an Artifact?

1st and 2nd Graders

What is an Artifact - School Program - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware Ohio

Using literature, slides, objects, and games we learn what is an Artifact.

Volunteers come to your school with a slideshow presentation, literature, and artifacts.  The program is designed to help students discover what an artifact is and why it is important to study them.  We use literature to introduce important concepts and to show how ‘just guessing’ about an object can lead to misinformation.  Students learn the importance of researching until you have the facts to support your ideas.  Students will also have an opportunity to apply that lesson by figuring out what an artifact was used for.


We will bring this program to your school or organization.

Length of Time:

30 minutes to an hour depending on the schedule that best meets your needs


We suggest a fee or donation of $50.00 for small groups (up to 50 people), or $100.00 for larger groups.

The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit organization funded by donations and memberships. In order to keep our facilities such as the Nash House, The Meeker Homestead, and the Cryder Research Center open and programs available, we would appreciate any financial contribution your school, PTO or organization can provide.

These fees are negotiable so that all children and interested adult groups can receive the benefit of our programs.

Ohio Social Studies Content Standards Addressed

1st Grade 2nd Grade
History: 2, 3
Geography: 7
History: 2, 3