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Virtual Homeschool Day

Date(s): 04/16/2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Homeschool Days at the Historic Ephrata Cloister features the new virtual educational programs in Obed’s Classroom on Friday, April 16 and May 14. The four virtual visits includes popular areas of the traditional field trip including the life of early residents, the printing of the Martyrs’ Mirror, the colonial doctor, and the one-room schoolhouse. The lessons in Obed’s Classroom combine live narration, photographs, object show and tell, and activities for students to do on their side of the computer screen as history comes right to their desk. Each lesson lasts about 30 minutes. On Homeschool Days, the lessons will be offered on a schedule throughout the day. The total cost for all four lessons is $15.00 for each homeschool link. Pre-registration is required at least two days before the Homeschool Day, and students must be able to print the related worksheets for each class. More information about Obed’s Classroom can be found here. Tickets can be purchased on Ticket Leap here: April 16 and May 14. For more information contact Museum Educator Michael Showalter at (717)7333-3733 or


Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday