Don't have time or funds for transportation? We'll come to you! A Museum Educator will bring hands-on history experience to your classroom, adaptable to an age-appropriate level. Portable Programs are free for all Elmhurst schools and $25 per class for all other groups.
The current lineup of Portable School Programs includes:
Kids take a fascinating journey through Elmhurst history exploring artifacts and hands-on activities (Grade 2-4).
Pack a trunk with German immigrants from the 1800s to learn about what people brought to the New World (Grade 2-4).
Students learn how children of the past played through games and toys such as cup-and-ball, spinning tops and hoop-and-sticks (Grade Pre K-5).
1910 School Days
Our 1910 Schoolmarm will come to your classroom to share what a typical school day was like for student in the one-room schoolhouse in the early days of DuPage County.
MORE INFO: Contact Jessie Wandersee, Supervisor of Education Services, at 630-530-6879 or via e-mail at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org.
WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PORTABLE PROGRAMS: "I just wanted to thank you so much for coming to Ardmore last week. All of the kids had such a good time and you did a fantastic job presenting the games to them and letting them explore." -- 4th Grade Teacher, Ardmore School, Villa Park