Education Programs

FOR EDUCATORS: SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

The Elmhurst History Museum offers diverse educational experiences for school-age children with options for field trips and in-classroom programs. Our Education Services staff provides engaging history-related programs that can be adapted to various age groups. These programs are available at the Museum and in our Education Center, at the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse, and in your own classroom. 

Options include:

1) Visit the Churchville One-Room Schoolhouse: The historic Churchville Schoolhouse is a treasured local landmark in Bensenville managed by the Elmhurst History Museum. Our staff invites your students to travel back in time for an immersive, interactive experience with the Schoolmarm at this National Register of Historic Places site to learn lessons and history from the 1910 era. MORE INFO

2) Visit the Elmhurst History Museum: A field trip to the Elmhurst History Museum includes a guided tour of the By All Accounts: The Story of Elmhurst exhibit and I Spy activity, exploring our latest temporary exhibit which changes frequently, and participation in an age-appropriate activity led by staff in the Education Center. MORE INFO

3) Bring the Museum to Your School with Portable Programs: Museum staff will bring hands-on history programs to your classroom, adaptable to an age-appropriate level including KidStory artifact experience (Grades 2-3), Immigration (Grades 3-4), Old-Fashioned Games (Grades 2+), and People of Prairie (Grades 4-5). MORE INFO

BOOK A PROGRAM: To book a program, please submit a Contact Form hereFor more information, contact the Supervisor of Education Services at 630-833-1457 or via e-mail at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org.

FOR PARENTS: SCOUTS & CAMP

Scout Programs:

We have a number of Girl and Boy Scout programs for various age groups that are available for area scout troops. Learn more about the different options HERE.

Summer Camp:

The Elmhurst History Museum staff facilitates the Museum Explorers Summer Camp for one week each summer for children in Grades 2-5. Learn more about it HERE.

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