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Amenities: Museum Campus

Learn about many aspects of life in 1800s at the Elk Grove Historical Museum from farming to daily life and schooling. Book a tour or stop by for a visit during our open hours.


Orientation Center

The Orientation Center is where your museum experience begins! Throughout the year you can view temporary exhibits. Modeled after a one-room schoolhouse, it is also used for programming and houses the museum office.



The farmhouse was originally located on Arlington Heights Road (State Road) and was moved in 1976 with a full basement being added later. The Elk Grove Historical Society restored the farmhouse and opened it to the public as a museum in 1977.  The interior of the farmhouse provides a glimpse of farm life in the 1860s.



The barn may have belonged to the E.H. Dieke family and dates back to about 1880. Early farm equipment, tools, a surrey, buggy and sleigh can be seen inside. Here visitors can learn about local agriculture as well as the importance of animals on the farm. The barn is now used for interpretation and programs.



To enhance the historical experience, visitors can also explore the chicken coop, garden and the privy. Learn the different components of the chicken coop as well as typical morning chores. The privy serves as a source for learning about early hygiene and life before modern plumbing.

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