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School Programs

The Museum offers a variety of school programs for ages ranging from Pre-K to 4th grade. These programs are designed to be fun, interactive and meet the educational standards of the State of Illinois.

Early Childhood (Pre-K – 1)

Little Pioneers (90min)
Visit our farmhouse and participate in period chores and games, students will compare and contrast their lives to those of pioneer children in the 19th century.

Harvest Time on the Farm (90min)
Through a series of stories, hands-on activities and visits to our historical buildings, students learn why harvest time is important and how Thanksgiving evolved into an American tradition.

Early Elementary (Grades 2-4)

Growing Up in the 19th Century (2hrs)
Visit our historic buildings and participate in 19th century chores and activities, students will compare and contrast their lives to those of children that grew up in Elk Grove. Focus will be on the reasons for migration and the pioneer lifestyle.

Historic Campus Tour (1hr)
Students will visit our historic buildings. Learn how early immigrant settlers adapted and changed our community.

Booking a Program

Programs can be booked Tuesday through Friday 9am-3pm. Please schedule at least four weeks in advance. To book a program, complete the Education Booking Form below or call the Museum at 847.439.3994 and provide the following information:

  • Name of school and teacher
  • Daytime phone number
  • Name of program interest
  • Top three dates/times requested
  • Maximum group size: 40 students

Program Fees and Cancellations

All programs are $5.00 per student. A maximum of six (6) adults will be allowed to attend for free. There must be one adult per ten students. To cancel a program, teachers should call 847.439.3994 to reschedule the trip based on availability. Please allow a 48-hour notice.

Outreach: Bring History to You!

If you can’t come to the museum, we can come to you! All of our programs can be adapted to be taught right in your classroom. Outreach programs are $25.00 per class (up to 35 students). Schools outside of Elk Grove will be charged for mileage.

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