Teens Make History

We study history to know the past, engage in the present, and impact the future. Discover identity and meaning in learning about our shared heritage.

The Tower Heritage Center offers opportunities for entrepreneurially-minded teens interested in skill development where craft, materials, and history intersect. From professional development to learning skills – we’re here to help teens build the future.

Our leading programs, Teen Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs, offer teens opportunities to grow and challenge themselves in ways that aren’t always possible in school. Teens will get to know experienced professionals and engage in hands-on projects. All things that will help them down the road, wherever it leads.

Teen Leaders with The Tower Heritage Center

Young Entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs build the future. Our one-week program offers teens an in-depth view of the history and foundation of entrepreneurship.

As they learn from experienced professionals, teens will explore success, failure, and innovation in Washington County’s history. Through engaging in hands-on activities, teens will see the reality of putting theory into practice.

Teen Leaders

Hey, teens – looking to build your professional skills?

You can work with peers from all over Washington County while learning about leadership, project management, outreach, and so much more! Apply now for Teen Leaders, an eight-day certificate program that will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the world of operating a community-centered nonprofit, through the lens of museums and historical societies.

You’ll meet professional staff, conduct daily challenges, and complete a capstone project with teammates. Afterward, you’ll receive a $150 stipend and be eligible to apply for a paid apprenticeship in exhibits or outreach—a job you can keep until graduation!