The Museum offers programs catered to the youngest of classrooms that combine hands-on activities and time on the Museum floor to learn more about the history and technological advances in law enforcement.
Who really inspired The Lone Ranger? Experience the story of Bass Reeves, a man born into slavery who became the first African American Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi. Students will learn about Reeves’ life through stories, interactive activities in the Learning Center, and a guided experience through the Museum.
Who invented Kevlar, a material five times stronger than steel? Meet Stephanie Kwolek, a first-generation American whose invention helps keep law enforcement officers safer! Students will learn about Kwolek’s life and the use of Kevlar through stories, hands-on activities in the Learning Center, and a guided experience through the Museum.
What tools do police officers need to do their jobs? In this program, students will tour the exhibit floor and learn about various tools used in the past and the present by police officers. Students will try on a duty belt in the Learning Center aided by a former police officer and make their own historical tool.