Field Trips and Outreach Programs

Bring your school, scout troop or community organization to SCHS!

The Scott County Historical Society has a long history of providing quality educational programming to Scott County. A field trip to SCHS provides opportunities to…

  • tour different exhibits with hands-on opportunities
  • Explore a historic 1908 house, try out a victrola, feel a cotton sack dress, and pump some water in the kitchen
  • Play hoops, graces and other historic games in the garden
  • Complete a hands-on historic craft project in the library.
  • Learn a little about archaeology and try your hand at typology and reconstruction

A tour of the museum and historic house takes about an hour and a half. Adding on historic games or a craft will add another half hour to your program. For large groups, we can arrange these tours “round robin” style with different groups exploring the house, playing games in the garden, touring the museum or doing a craft simultaneously.

A tour of the museum and house costs $3.00 per student, with FREE admission for teachers, group leaders and chaperones.
Adding on a craft, historic games program or archaeology program is an additional $1.00 per student.

Interested in finding out more or booking a trip?
Fill out our Field Trip Reservation form HERE
Questions? Give us a call at 952-445-0378 or send us an email

Interested in having an SCHS educator visit your classroom, community group or home school group? Fill out THIS FORM, or contact the SCHS Program Manager HERE or by calling 952-445-0378

See  below for a listing of available programs.

Grade K: Pieces of the Past
Students will step back in time to experience a day in the life of European American child living in Scott county in the late 1800s. They will write on slate boards, play with historical toys, and try their hand at pioneer chores, as well as explore maps, photographs, and artifacts. 1898 Map

Grades 1-2: What’s For Dinner?
Students will learn what it took to put a meal on the table 100 years ago by investigating the farms, general stores, and kitchens of the past. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities including churning butter, shopping in a general store, and examining historical kitchen gadgets.

Grades 3-5: Then and Now
Students will compare the towns of today with the towns of the past by exploring maps, photographs, and artifacts, and by taking on the role of a townsperson from 1880s Scott County.

Grades 6 The Minnesota River and the Fur Trade
This program will give students the opportunity to explore the Dakota settlements and the European fur trading activity along the Minnesota River in Scott County. Students will analyze historical maps and artifacts, take part in mock fur trades, present information to the class, and participate in group and class discussions.

Grades 9-12 
The Scott County Historical Society is available to partner with your 9-12 class on special projects including research, oral history, and exhibit development. Please contact the Program Manager at 952.445.0378 or via email to discuss how we can work together!

SCHS charges $60.00 per program plus mileage (.54/mile from 235 Fuller St South in Shakopee)

Questions? Give us a call at 952-445-0378