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Historic Sandusky: Instructors

Do I Need An Appointment?

Yes, please schedule an appointment with Historic Sandusky prior to bringing your class over.  

If I Bring My Class, What Happens?

  • University of Lynchburg classes usually work in the visitor center classroom.  
  • The classroom comfortably seats 25 students.
  • Please have your class presentation prepared before you arrive, including asking staff to retrieve collection materials prior to the start of class.
  • A tour of the house can be arranged in conjunction with your class.
  • As you instruct in the classroom, you have access to a projector and a speaker's podium with an internet connection.  You should bring a laptop capable of connecting to the 15-pt plug into the projector.
  • Wi-Fi is available in the visitor center and classroom.
  • Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the house and property, retrieve books, and assist the faculty member in navigating Historic Sandusky's technology and collections.

How Should I Prepare My Class?

Please be prepared to stay with your class at all times.  Students who are in violation of Historic Sandusky policies during the class visit may be asked to stop using the collection.  Instructors should monitor their students during all interactions with the collections or while on the house grounds.   

There are no vending machines or cafe facilities on Historic Sandusky grounds.  Students may bring small lunches if needed.

There are bathrooms available in the visitors center. 

Ideas For Classes

~Historic Sandusky offers its collections to History classes and programs @ Lynchburg ~

Teach a class? We've got ideas for you!!

I teach... Here's an idea: 

Museum Studies

visit a working history house and museum, study the business and preservation of artefacts


analyze correspondence and personal narrative writing styles of nineteenth century American families
Communications view and recreate graphic design from 19th century American commerce logos and domestic patterns
Marketing discuss gift shop space design and development to increase revenue for a nonprofit organization
Environmental Science  study the grounds and identify native flora/fauna in central Virginia
Physician Assistant Medicine research Lynchburg's history as a Confederate medical hospital hub
Nursing contextualize 19th century home-front and military nursing