Teachers and School Groups
The Education Department at the Autry provides a number of unique and engaging programs for students as well as teachers.
Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Autry in Griffith Park becomes a series of classrooms as museum teachers and docents take students on tours and provide lessons on Western history. Topics include Native American culture, California gold rush history, and westward expansion. Students also get a broad overview of the museum and its exceptional collection of historical artifacts and Western art (from ninteenth-century landscape paintings to movie and TV Westerns).
The Autry also provides several hands-on In-Class Community Stories Kit Rentals, which help bring to life the stories of individual Westerners. Each kit profiles a community through the eyes of an actual person. Students learn about their stories, traditions, challenges, and opportunities through carefully chosen resource materials and lesson plans, and they are encouraged to investigate their own family and community histories.