Elmhurst History Museum

The Elmhurst History Museum presents a look at the history of Elmhurst, and the role of Chicago in American culture. Past exhibits have focused on topics like photography, music, the World’s Fair, and architecture. Students can go on a tour of the museum, have a craft activity, and go on a scavenger hunt. Scouts can learn about history, how to read and interpret maps, or have an authentic lesson in the 1846 schoolhouse. Teachers can request an in-school program, and have a hands-on history lesson with activities, artifacts, and games. Outreach programs free for all Elmhurst schools.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 120 E. Park Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126. DuPage County. Tel: 630-833-1457. Email: EHMeducator@elmhurst.org. Website: www.elmhursthistory.org. Hrs: Sun. & Tues.-Fri. 1PM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-5th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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