Since our inception, education for the New York community has been a cornerstone mission for our organization.


We offer a hands-on educational experience, based on colonial daily life in New Amsterdam, through our interactive field trip program which ties in with the New York City Department of Education Social Studies curriculum. The children tour our museum and learn about how they would have lived in New Amsterdam and early New York. Then, in our classroom, don colonial costumes and dance a minuet. Joie Anderson serves as our Head Docent. 


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About Joie Anderson

Joie Anderson has been leading tours for school groups at the Headquarters House Museum and thoroughly enjoying it for many years. She has an extensive background in 18th century American and English decorative arts as well as day-to-day colonial life. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. Joie has also helped to develop docent and children's programs for other historic houses both in New York City and Pennsylvania.


photos by Lizzy Bryce


Want to bring your class?

Here, you can send a message to Joie Anderson, our Education Coordinator, who will respond to your request as soon as she is able. Please note any dates that you would like to or are able to attend and your class size.

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