School Program

A school program was established in 1989.

Developed by teachers and staffed by trained docents, this program offers a unique learning experience for students in the second, third, and fourth grades. During a visit to the Northbrook History Museum, the children learn about the growth of the village from a quiet farming community and about daily life before running water, central heating, electricity, radio and television. Through the use of age appropriate activities this hands-on learning experience uses toys, tools, and utensils of the period to bring history to life. The second grade students learn about the village, clothing, toys and chores familiar to children living in Shermerville at the turn of the century. The third and fourth grade program focuses on the history of Shermerville/Northbrook, its people, and the events that made it grow. Both programs include hands-on activities and a tour of the restored 1890s home in the Northbrook History Museum.

The Northbrook Historical Society is proud to host this local history program designed to complement the school curriculum. Each year over five hundred children take part in this unique learning experience.