Hands-on House and Hempfield School District Partner for Museum Passes | Hands-On House

Hands-on House and Hempfield School District Partner for Museum Passes

Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster is proud to announce a new partnership with Hempfield School District’s Library Media Program.  Designed to increase access to the museum for the district’s students and their families, the partnership provides two family museum passes in each of the district’s seven elementary school libraries for checkout. 

“By offering the opportunity for students to visit the Hands-on House with their families at no cost, this partnership is a unique way that we can execute our department’s mission to provide resources that support the curriculum being taught in classrooms,” said Cathi Fuhrman, the Hempfield School District Librarian who coordinated the partnership. “The Hempfield School Library program already provides print resources and 24/7 digital resources. The family passes for Hands-on House Museum is a way in which we can offer an interactive visit to the exhibits at Hands-on House that can bring to life some of the classroom learning our elementary student’s experience.”

Museum officials say that while this school library program is the first of its kind, they hope to establish more. “We appreciate Hempfield as a leader in this pilot partnership.  As we work to expand community access to the museum, we hope other schools – both public and private – will follow,” said Jim Bland, Executive Director at Hands-on House.

For more information about bringing museum passes to your school, email Jim Bland at jim.bland@handsonhouse.org.

Pictured: Mountville Elementary Students Reagan Stevens and Mateo Murillo Ware with Sarah DeMaria, Mountville Elementary School Librarian and Hempfield School District Library Coordinator

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PLAYING IT SAFE!

To protect our visitors and staff, Hands-on House has implemented several safety measures.
*Masks are required for staff and visitors over age 3.
*Guests will have temperatures taken (using touchless thermometer) upon entry and are required to wash hands before entering exhibit area.
*Capacity is limited. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Walk-in entry available as space allows.
*Families are asked to maintain six-foot social distancing from other guests.

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