During the History Museum's School Days, students learn about what their lives would have been like if they lived in Wisconsin about 200 years ago.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the History Museum will be offering three different versions of School Days for the 2021-2022 school year in order to provide as much flexibility as possible to our schools.
All programs must follow current museum COVID-19 guidelines.
Recommended Grade Levels: 2nd-5th*
School Days at the Castle
Join us as we explore 19th century Wisconsin life at the History Museum at the Castle. This version of School Days will include a 1-hour guided program AND a visit to the Museum. Students will have the option to handle reproduction artifacts from the fur trade and pioneer days and play historic games.***
Length: 1 hour for the guided program and we recommend 1 additional hour to view the Museum's exhibits.
Capacity: minimum of 15 students, up to 50 students**
Students: $4.50 each
Chaperones: 1 chaperone per 8 students is free (additional chaperones will pay the adult group rate)
Optional Reserved Lunch Room: $20
School Days in the Classroom
Let us come to you! A staff member or volunteer will bring visuals and reproduction artifacts to your classroom. Students will have the option to handle reproduction items from the fur trade and pioneer days and play historic games.***
Length: 1 hour
Capacity: up to 35 people (including adults)
$125 for schools within 65 miles of the Museum or in Outagamie County. Any other schools contact us for pricing.
If you book more than one program at the same school on the same day, additional programs are only $70.
School Days Online
School Days Online gives your class the flexibility to learn about Wisconsin history virtually. During a live interactive program, students will view reproduction artifacts, sing voyageur songs, do simple math, and more. The program can take place on Zoom or Google Meets, determined by the teacher.
Length: 1 hour
Capacity: up to 60 students
Rates: $100 per program
To Book a School Days Program
Email our Education and Collections Manager, Erin Comer (email@example.com) and include the following information:
Once we receive all of this information, we will confirm a date and time for the program and send you an invoice.
*These programs are best for the indicated grades. If your class is outside of this range and you would like to book a visit, please contact us. We can discuss adjusting the content as needed.
**If you have more students than the maximum capacity, contact us to discuss scheduling options for large groups.
***This option may be unavailable based on current COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC. Contact us for details.