HMA Student Docent Program

HMA Student Docent Program


NEW for 2020-2021! See, Think, Wonder: Bridgeport

Explore local history with your students! Designed to support curriculum frameworks in grade levels 5-8, students will analyze and interpret primary sources, identify meaningful pieces of evidence to support a claim, create visual representations of their learning and share their ideas with others. Through four 25-minute pre-recorded video episodes, students examine maps, seals and symbols, artifacts, and architecture - all within walking distance of the Housatonic Museum of Art. Available to download, free of charge, See, Think, Wonder: Bridgeport includes:

Four 25-minute pre-recorded video episodes, guided livestream available
EPISODE 1 - You Are Here: The Science and Art of Maps
EPISODE 2 - Eye Witness: Understanding Seals and Symbols
EPISODE 3 - Artifacts from the Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses: Telling Their Own Stories
EPISODE 4 - Architecture: A Walking Tour of Downtown Bridgeport
Teacher Toolkit - includes printable classroom materials and online forms for student assessment and teacher reflection.

Enter the Teacher Toolkit Here!
To access the Teacher Toolkit, click the image above.

To learn more about education programs, group tours, and planning your visit to the Housatonic Museum of Art, please contact the Museum Director, Robbin Zella at 203-332-5052, .


The HMA is proud to partner with arts and cultural programs and organizations including the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities Turnaround Arts Initiative, which featured artist Chuck Close and students at Roosevelt School and architect Thom Mayne and students at Hall School. Most recently, the HMA has partnered with the Freeman Center for History and Community to introduce students to the historic neighborhood of Little Liberia and the role of historic preservation in revitalizing neighborhoods and preserving significant landmarks.


HMA Group
"Take a Turn Through Little Liberia" was created by HMA Student Docent program students from Beardsley School, Geraldine Johnson School and John Winthrop School with Artist in Residence, Paula Frisch. Funded by The Werth Farmily Foundation and Housatonic Community College Foundation.