Kline Creek Farm

Step back in time to experience life on a working farm in the 1890s at Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago. Stroll through restored farmstead structures and meet the historically costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. Activities and events at the farm re-create the seasonal rhythms that have governed farm life for centuries.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Mon. 9AM-5PM, Thu. 9AM-8PM.

School

“A Day at the Farm” is a program offered at Kline Creek Farm for students of all ages. See how families once lived and engage in activities like baking, canning, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing, and ice cutting. Groups can also take a hayride throughout the homestead to learn about the history of the grounds.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Culture, Heritage, Families, Pioneering, Agriculture.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

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Kline Creek Farm

Step back in time to experience life on a working farm in the 1890s at Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago. Stroll through restored farmstead structures and meet the historically costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. Activities and events at the farm re-create the seasonal rhythms that have governed farm life for centuries.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Mon. 9AM-5PM, Thu. 9AM-8PM.

Scouts

“A Day at the Farm” is a program offered at Kline Creek Farm for scouts of all ages. See how families once lived and engage in activities like baking, canning, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing, and ice cutting. Groups can also take a hayride throughout the homestead to learn about the history of the grounds.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Culture, Heritage, Families, Pioneering, Agriculture.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Phone. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Kline Creek Farm

Step back in time to experience life on a working farm in the 1890s at Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago. Stroll through restored farmstead structures and meet the historically costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. Activities and events at the farm re-create the seasonal rhythms that have governed farm life for centuries.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Mon. 9AM-5PM, Thu. 9AM-8PM.

Camp

“A Day at the Farm” is a program offered at Kline Creek Farm for campers of all ages. See how families once lived and engage in activities like baking, canning, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing, and ice cutting. Groups can also take a hayride throughout the homestead to learn about the history of the grounds.

topics covered:
Culture, Heritage, Families, Pioneering, Agriculture.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

Kline Creek Farm

Step back in time to experience life on a working farm in the 1890s at Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago. Stroll through restored farmstead structures and meet the historically costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. Activities and events at the farm re-create the seasonal rhythms that have governed farm life for centuries.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Mon. 9AM-5PM, Thu. 9AM-8PM.

Home School

“A Day at the Farm” is a program offered at Kline Creek Farm for students of all ages. See how families once lived and engage in activities like baking, canning, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing, and ice cutting. Groups can also take a hayride throughout the homestead to learn about the history of the grounds.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
Culture, Heritage, Families, Pioneering, Agriculture.

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Living History Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned between $13-$16 per month. Reading about these facts is interesting, but actually living them makes the information come alive. Living History Centers can allow students to experience how people lived during important historical eras, including enlisting as a soldier during the Civil War.

View Lesson Plan>>

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