Pioneers on the Prairie (1800’s) – September through November
Students travel back in time to the 1800’s. They will learn about the pioneers, why they came to Illinois, and the pioneer lifestyle. During this program students help prepare their lunch which is cooked over an open fire; explore an authentic 1840’s cabin; and learn some pioneer hands-on skills by doing chores and making their very own pioneer toy.
Les Voyageurs (1700’s) – November
Students will learn about the Voyageurs, or French fur traders, and their part in Illinois history. They will practice fur identification, play a trading game, and make a period craft.