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Handmade History Kits

Humans have been making things for millennia—for function, fun, or a blend of both. Handmade History Kits are an exciting way to learn about our shared past through hands-on DIY projects in the comfort of your own home. Each limited-edition kit includes unique materials from local artisans, project supplies, written instructions, and a short instructional video. To unpack ancient connections, your Handmade History Kit also includes access to a live 30-minute program featuring a museum expert who will reveal more about the origins of the featured craft.

Buy Kits

Our limited-edition kits are available for purchase at the online Museum Shop.

Poured Beeswax Candle Making Kit

Poured Beeswax Candles

Candles have been used to light the night for thousands of years. From adding fragrance to enhancing rituals, humans have been using beeswax since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Light up the dark winter evenings by creating your very own poured beeswax candle set.

A variety of loose leaf teas

Wellness Tea Kit

Tea has been used in Chinese culture for its medicinal properties for nearly 5,000 years, and it is central to many other cultures worldwide. Each Wellness Tea Kit contains a special selection of black, white, green, and herbal loose leaf blends that are only available in this limited-edition collection.

Live Programs

Register for free using a promo code included with your kit purchase