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Early Settlers in Lake County


Grades 3–5, Illinois Learning Standards

How do we know what happened in the past? Become a historian and investigate objects, photos, and primary sources to determine who the first settlers in Lake County were, what their daily lives were like, and how they adapted the land around them.


This program is available year-round, beginning March 26, at Dunn Museum in Libertyville. This program is also available as an in-school program.


$3/person ($5/person nonresident) 1 hour and 15 minutes, 30 people/group max

Concurrent programs are available.


Reservations are taken by phone at 847-968-3400 or by email. Make reservations now—plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs. Learn more »



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