We at Preservation Partners invite you and your classes to visit our local historical treasures: the Fabyan Villa House Museum and the Japanese Garden! Discover the Fabyan’s unique and fascinating legacy; learn how Frank Lloyd Wright remodeled and augmented the Villa in 1907.
This spectacular two hour field trip includes a tour of the Villa, the Japanese Garden and a mini estate tour!
A DVD of the Fabyan history is available upon request for students to view prior to their visit to the Villa.
At the Villa, students will discover the Fabyan Legacy which ranges from the Colonel’s interest in Japanese culture to the fascinating code breaking that significantly impacted both World Wars. Students will even learn how to break a bi-lateral cipher code!
Students will also experience the historic 1910 Japanese Garden, a tranquil oasis where Japanese history blends with with nature right here in Illinois. They will follow and view the path from different perspectives to discover the unique features of this garden.
On the estate walk students will imagine life on the estate during the Fabyan era. They will hear stories about the Fabyan’s private zoo (alligators, monkeys, and bears…OH MY!).
We will work with you to create an experience that meets your students educational needs!
- Availability: April through November, by appointment
- Eligibility: Grades 4 and up
- Length: 2 hours
- Fee: $4/student
Illinois Learning Standards: STATE GOAL 16: 16A, 16A.2b, 16A.2c, 16C, 16C.2b, 16C.2c, 16E.2b
COMMON CORE: Students will improve and demonstrate reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while learning local history.
Please contact us for information regarding handicap accessibility. We are eager to accommodate your needs.