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Forming Lake County

Dunn Museum exhibit on Forming Lake County

Grade 3–Grade 5

Illinois Learning Standards

Available year-round.

Become a historian. Investigate objects and primary sources from the Dunn Museum’s collection to determine who the early non-native settlers in Lake County were, what their daily lives were like and how they used the natural resources around them.

Field Trip

Runs 1 hour.

Location: Dun Museum, Libertyville

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per Student $2 $4

15 student minimum, 30 student maximum.

For schools eligible for the Gateways Grant program, the program fee is waived and a transportation stipend is issued after the program date.

Virtual Program

Runs 30-45 minutes.

Available for Age 4–Grade 5.

Explore the daily lives of early nonnative settlers through object-based inquiry. Students will learn about the importance of school, work and community. We’ll also take a look at what early settlers did for fun.

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per Classroom $30 $60
Additional Classroom* $20 $30
Gateways Grants Eligible Schools Resident   Nonresident
Per Classroom $20 N/A
Additional Classroom* $10 N/A

*Classrooms must attend the same program on the same date.

In-School Program

Runs 45 minutes.

Program Pricing Resident   Nonresident
Per Group $60 $80
Additional Group* $40 $55
Gateways Grant-Eligible Schools Resident   Nonresident
Per Group $50 N/A
Additional Group* $20 N/A

*Groups must attend the same program on the same date.

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