Are you looking for an interactive learning experience to augment your classroom curriculum? Look no further……
The 1843 Durant House Museum, a prairie farmhouse, invites your class to step into the past for a unique historical opportunity.
Our program enables students to learn what they normally only read in text books, granting them an appreciation of life in a 170 year old prairie house. Students will participate in hands on activities, guided by costumed docents who bring the pioneer past to life in this nationally recognized historical site.
Visits to the 1843 Durant House Museum can be coordinated with tours of the Pioneer Sholes School, located within walking distance to the Durant House.
Sholes School, completed in 1872, is an authentically restored and furnished one room country school, used regularly as a classroom by students and teachers who want to relive a school day as it was 140 years ago.
We will work with you to create an experience that meets your students educational needs!
- Availability: throughout the year, by appointment
- Eligibility: Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 (Preservation Partners staff will work with you to create an experience that meets your students’ educational needs.)
- Fee: $4 per student (includes Durant House and Sholes School); $40.00 minimum per class
- Length: One hour at each site
Illinois Learning Standards: Goals 1A, 4, 16, 17C
COMMON CORE: Students will improve reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while learning local history.
Alice Maupin, Museum Director
Call 630-377-6424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact us for information regarding handicap accessibility. We are eager to accommodate your needs.