Escape to Graue Mill
For grades 3 to5
Program time: 30 to 40 minutes
Available at your site or in the Graue House.
Maximum number of children is 25.

What was it like to be an escaping slave on the Underground Railroad? This short skit about an imaginary journey through Illinois to DuPage County, Graue Mill and eventually Chicago answers that question. Students play the roles of slaves and abolitionists. Props like clothing and food that might have been taken along add to the reality of the experience. The entire class participates by answering questions throughout the program.
Addresses Illinois State Education Goals
Early Elementary 1.B.1d, 2.B, 1c, 4.A.1b, 16.A.1a, 16.A.1c
Fee: $100.00 per group

Gimcracks and Gizmos - Exploring Museum Artifacts
For grades 3 to 7
One or Two Sessions
One Session: 45 to 60 minutes
Program can be scheduled at the Mill or in the classroom
Minimum number of children is 5, maximum is 25

This program teaches how to develop a "looking strategy" - a way of viewing an object and understanding what it is the object says about itself, the person who created it and the society in which it was produced. Participants will view an object in its place in an exhibit and then have a chance to observe and handle it. They discuss and answer questions about the object relating to its construction, how it might have been used in the past and how it might be used today. Students are given the assignment to write a simple story about the object and then present their work to others.

Addresses Illinois State Education Goals
Early Elementary 3.A1, 3.B1a, 3.C1a, 4.A.1b, 4B.1a, 4/B1b, 5.C.1a
Fee: $5.00 per child: Minimum number 5, maximum 25. Available afternoons and weekends at teh Mill our your site.

"Make 'N Take" a Corn Husk Doll
For grades 3 to5
Program time: 60 minutes
Available at your site or in the Graue House.
Maximum number of children is 25.

Corn was a very important crop for Native Americans. It was the main food and was eaten at every meal. Many Native Americans honored the Corn Grandmother during harvest time. Find out about other Native American harvest traditions and why corn husk dolls have no faces. Make your own corn husk doll to take home. All materials provided. CHAPERONES REQUIRED.

Fee: $5.00 per child

Virtual Tour Through The Mill
Created for groups that cannot travel to the Mill. Call for information: 630-920-9720 x12
To register for any of these programs call (630) 920-9720 Ext. 12

This page was last revised on: February 22, 2017

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