Hands On History (HOH) is a three-pronged initiative of the Mission Inn Foundation & Museum funded with the generous support of the Institute of Museum & Library Services, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the County of Riverside Board of Supervisors.  Hands On History offers free, downloadable lesson plans for grades 3-11, volunteer opportunities of upper grade students, and community outreach projects for middle and high school students. Our Hands On History Community Outreach program is a 2017 recipient of the Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education, sponsored by the California Association of Museums and the Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Hands On History aims to engage students of all ages throughout Riverside in the history of their city and the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa with interactive, activity-based, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities that incorporate California Common Core Curriculum Standards using primary source documents. Projects are designed to foster an appreciation for local community by bringing history out of the textbook and into the classroom. 

Please contact Curator of Education, Kanani Hoopai, at 951-781-8241 or hoopai(at)missioninnmuseum.org to discuss Hands On History program offerings. 

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