Visit the Museum or Log House. Explore the current exhibit at the Museum or experience life in the 1850s at the Schmidt-Burnham Log House.
Current programs available at the Log House include:
General house tour including information on the Schmidt and Burnham families
Discuss the factors involved in the decision to leave your country. Demonstrate the decision-making process of what to bring along from the country of origin.
Pioneer life in the 1850s
Farming, planting, food sources, interactive food preparation activity
How the log house was constructed; Ways the pioneers dealt with rain, wind and cold
Bathing, soap-making, laundry
Activities of boys vs. girls, men vs. women
The Log House is situated on property managed by the Winnetka Park District that includes a shelter, open space, and a native prairie with interpretive signage.
We can also work with you to create a custom program. Please call us at 847.446.0001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a visit to either the Museum or the Log House.
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I schedule my field trip?
We require two weeks advance booking.
How do I make a field trip reservation?
School group reservation requests may be made via phone or email. Call 847.446.0001 or email email@example.com
What is the maximum group size?
The optimum number of students in either of our facilities at one time is approximately 25, with adult chaperones.
How many chaperones do you require?
We require one adult for every ten students.
What is the cost of a group visit?
Pricing is per student and varies depending on the number of students and the program offered. Contact us for more information.
What are the Museum’s gallery rules?
The following are not allowed in the Museum or at the Log House:* Coats * Backpacks * Food * Drinks * Chewing gum * Pens
This applies to students, teachers, and chaperones alike. Storage for coats and lunches is provided. Clipboards are available for school groups working on assignments while in the galleries.