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Field Trips

Historic Forestville

Forestville changed dramatically when it was bypassed in 1868 by the railroad--going from a thriving rural trade center to a tight-knit agricultural community. Students are transported back to 1899 where they will interact with costumed interpreters. 

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Field Trip Options

Family Life Today and in the Past

Students interact with residents of 1899 Forestville discovering the experiences of rural family life and how family members contributed to the livelihood of home and farm. Activities may include shopping, sawing wood, cooking, cleaning and caring for the garden and chickens.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 Details: 1.5 hours Cost: $5 per person

Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America 1877-1899

Students will learn how the Industrial Revolution affected the country in the 19th century. Topics include immigration, growth of cities and industries, mechanization's effects on American farms, small towns and the Progressive Movement. Activities may include operating modern farm implements, household gadgets and other timesavers introduced during the era.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Details: 1.5 hours Cost: $5 per person