Plan a Field Trip

Hands-On History Experiences

The Milwaukee County Historical Society offers a variety of educational experiences for students of all ages. From a historic house, to a 160-year-old farm, to a downtown museum full of historic items and documents, there are many ways your class can enjoy learning about history.

 

Scheduling Policies

School group rates are available Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Fridays or by special appointment.

To qualify for the school group rate, you must reserve for a minimum of 10 students and be associated with an educational organization.

Formal lunchrooms are not available at either site, but accommodations may be available based on the size of your group. If interest, please specify when booking.


Downtown Museum & Archives 

The Society’s downtown museum, located on Old World Third Street next to Pere Marquette Park, offers programs for all ages. Below you will find some of our offerings:

MCHS Tour

Includes an introduction to the building, a visit to our Library and Archives, and a behind-the-scenes collections tour.

Cost: $5 per student.

View our Field Trip brochure.

MCHS Tour & Walking Tour

Includes an introduction to the building, a visit to our Library and Archives, a behind the scenes collection tour, and then a walking tour through downtown Milwaukee.

Cost: $10 per student.

View our Field Trip brochure for more information and options.


Trimborn Farm Park, Greendale

Trimborn Farm is more than 160 years old and has nine historic structures to be explored. Our daily program is geared for 3rd to 5th grade students though it can be adapted for most grades.

Participants are offered the chance to:

  • Experience farm chores
  • Make butter
  • Visit two historic homes
  • Explore the stables/barns
  • Learn historic games

**Programs offered April through October**

Pricing: $5 per student, $2 additional for historic games

Visit www.TrimbornFarm.com for more photos of the Farm. The Farm is located at 8881 W. Grange Ave., Greendale, Wis. 53129


Hands-On History In-School Experiences

Can’t make it to our downtown museum or Trimborn Farm? Or would you like an opportunity to expand on your in-school curriculum? Hands-on History is for you!

Our staff educator comes to your classroom and brings her history trunks for your students to explore. A one-hour program, the educator explores a specific topic with your students that meets core curriculum standards and allows them to experience artifacts through this hands-on and interactive experience.

Currently, the program is open to 4th grade classrooms. If you’d like more information or if you want to schedule your visit, please contact Mary Jo Knapp at mjknapp@milwaukeehistory.net or 414-273-8288.


Schedule Your Field Trip Today!

If you’d like more information or if you want to schedule your visit, please contact Mary Jo Knapp at mjknapp@milwaukeehistory.net or 414-273-8288.


Milwaukee History Teacher Workshops

Twice a year, the Milwaukee County Historical Society and our partners offer teacher workshops. Educators gather for a day of learning and exploring Milwaukee history with an emphasis on curriculum development.

If you’d like more information or to be on the list to learn about these opportunities, please contact Mary Jo Knapp at mjknapp@milwaukeehistory.net or 414-273-8288.


Milwaukee Kayak & History Trip

Explore Milwaukee and its history as you paddle down the Milwaukee River. Learn about Milwaukee, past and present, from the viewpoint of the Milwaukee River led by guides from the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

Participants are offered the chance to:

Trip includes:

  • Use of kayak or canoe
  • Instruction
  • Milwaukee history interpretation
  • A stop at the Historical Society along the banks of the Milwaukee River with a short tour of the museum

Children age 12 and older can participate with just one chaperone per 10 students.
Please call for information for trips with children ages 11 and under.

This outing is a collaboration between the Milwaukee County Historical Society and Milwaukee Kayak Company. For more information about tickets c please contact:

Beth @ Milwaukee Kayak Company
#(414) 301-2240
Email: info@milwaukeekayak.com

Cost: $35 per person ($20 of each ticket will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society)

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