Hands-On History


Weekday Programming:

Hands-on interactive learning activities for small groups at our campus are available by reservation at the Hands-on History House.  These "Mini Field Trip" programs are offered by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays -- please call 573-880-4123 or email ( for more information.

All sessions will occur at the Hands-On House at 116 S. Main Street - visitors may park at the Centre's Lot (198 Market Street) but admission is taken at the Hands-On House. A $3 admission fee applies per person who visits; we accept cash and MO in-state checks only - SORRY, AT PRESENT CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

"Pay what you wish" Saturdays:

The Hands-on History House is open to the public on Saturdays during May through September,  from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On these "Pay-what-you-wish" Saturdays, there is no specific admission charge to get into the Linden grounds and house, but you may leave a donation if you like, and certain activities, such as tomahawk throwing*, do have a minor fee. 


The programming at the house on Saturdays includes a variety of fun and educational French-themed activities for kids, music, arts and crafts projects, and living history demonstrations. Visitors can experience colonial-era crafts and skills, discover aspects of everyday life by “shopping” in our recreated store, learn about French culture and language in our 18th century school room, and so much more!  For information call our programs department at 


*Must be age 8 and up, and closed-toed shoes required.