Presentations are designed for specific grade levels or toward a particular classroom's interest.
Learn all about the Native Americans who lived in McHenry County. A McHenry County Historical Society staff member will talk to your class about actual Native American artifacts. We discuss their day-to-day lives, what their homes were like, and their diet. Run Time: 45 Minutes, Grades: 1st-5th, Price: $2 per student *
McHenry Now and Then
Have you ever wondered what children were doing in McHenry County over 100 years ago? With this fun program, you'll learn about children's lives in the late 1800s. What they did for fun, what school was like, and even what chores they had to do. A staff member from the McHenry County Historical Society will come in to teach your class and let your students see artifacts over 100 years old! Students ask questions and see photos to truly understand how different life was back then and how in many ways was the same! Run Time: 45 Minutes, Grades: 1st-3rd, Price: $2 per student *
Learn all about the lives of pioneer children from a staff member from the McHenry County Historical Society. In this program, we'll discuss the challenges pioneers face, along with what chores had to be done, schooling, and what they did for fun! In addition, students will get to see photos and pioneer-inspired toys.
Run Time: 45 Minutes, Grades: 1st-3rd, Price: $2 per student *
A 40-minute video titled "The History of McHenry County" is available through your local library or the regional school superintendent's office in Woodstock. It and a DVD on McHenry County barns also may be borrowed from the historical society.
The self-guided Historical Field Trips for Northeast McHenry County are perfect for families, groups, and individuals who want to learn more about the rich history of their county!
Historical Field Trips are available for:
They are clear and easy to follow! In addition, they include addresses and historical information for each of the exciting stops along the route.
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