There is evidence in the woods
around the Museum where Native Americans collected the
mineral Jasper to make projectile points, axes and for
trading with other tribes. We offer students the
opportunity to get their hands on the artifacts in the
museum and in the woods around the museum. We want them
to get the feel of the natural elements as well as the
flora and fauna of this area. We then want them to
explain and write about what they have learned.
Each year we conduct
a number of different Boy Scout merit badge programs. In
addition there are a number of Eagle Scout projects that
are carried out around the Iron Hill Museum.
The Iron Hill Museum
also offers an opportunity to introduce students to the
education of African Americans in the Iron Hill area
from the early 1920's through to 1965 when Iron Hill
School 112c stopped being a school. We have collected oral
histories of the alumni that went to the school and have
developed a lesson plan built around their experience as
well as a video that
presents images and excerpts of the interviews.
The Academy's main
focus is the operation of the Iron Hill Museum, but we
also sponsor awards for middle school and high school
students who achieve in the annual Delaware Science
Olympiad competition. The Academy also recognizes two
achieving Juniors in one area of Science or Engineering
each year. While we have staff that conducts the
programs, we have opportunities and the need for
volunteers to enhance these programs and to maintain
We can use your
support, financial as well as time and effort. We feel
we have an exciting place to learn and enjoy.
Come and check us
out. And give me a call if you have any questions or
would like to help.
Joshua K. Martin