Midway Village Museum

This museum and living history village preserve the history of the Rockford County area. The village represents Illinois life at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century and features a general store, print shop, blacksmith, town hall, police station, and farm houses. Visit the museum, too, to gain a comprehensive understanding of life in Illinois in the past.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat.-Sun. 10:30AM-4PM.

School

History truly comes to life during living history and museum tours at the Midway Village Museum. Explore topics like immigration, green living, and community. Groups can explore the village with guides dressed in period attire, or take a tour of the museum.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Pioneering, Gilded Age, WWI, 1920s, WWII, Immigration, Green Living, Gardening.

contact info
Name: Caitlin Treece
Email: Caitlin.treece@midwayvillage.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Online, Email. 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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Midway Village Museum

This museum and living history village preserve the history of the Rockford County area. The village represents Illinois life at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century and features a general store, print shop, blacksmith, town hall, police station, and farm houses. Visit the museum, too, to gain a comprehensive understanding of life in Illinois in the past.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat.-Sun. 10:30AM-4PM.

Scouts

History truly comes to life during living history and museum tours at the Midway Village Museum. Explore topics like immigration, green living, and community. Groups can explore the village with guides dressed in period attire, or take a tour of the museum.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Pioneering, Gilded Age, WWI, 1920s, WWII, Immigration, Green Living, Gardening.

contact info
Name: Caitlin Treece
Email: Caitlin.treece@midwayvillage.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Online, Email. 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>>

Midway Village Museum

This museum and living history village preserve the history of the Rockford County area. The village represents Illinois life at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century and features a general store, print shop, blacksmith, town hall, police station, and farm houses. Visit the museum, too, to gain a comprehensive understanding of life in Illinois in the past.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat.-Sun. 10:30AM-4PM.

Home School

History truly comes to life during living history and museum tours at the Midway Village Museum. Explore topics like immigration, green living, and community. Groups can explore the village with guides dressed in period attire, or take a tour of the museum. Home school groups can work with staff to create a customized field trip experience.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Pioneering, Gilded Age, WWI, 1920s, WWII, Immigration, Green Living, Gardening.

contact info
Name: Caitlin Treece
Email: Caitlin.treece@midwayvillage.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Online, Email. 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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