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Heirloom Vegetable Harvest m/M:


All Ages 5/25


Harvest several varieties of heirloom vegetables from the Museum’s Heritage Garden. Learn and discuss harvest and seed-saving techniques. Age:


Location: The Museum Instructor: Museum Staff Class #


Date Day Time $R/NR 220019-01 9/17 SA 1:00 - 2:30 pm $5/$8


A History of Downers Grove Girl Scouting Exhibit Celebration


As the Girl Scouts of the United States of America celebrates their 100th anniversary, the Museum and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana invite you to celebrate the opening of this new exhibit. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, a sing-a-long and a variety of fun games enjoyed by Girl Scouts through the last 100 years. Girl Scouts of all ages are encouraged to wear their uniforms and participate in a group photo which will be added to the exhibit. Be a part of history-in-the-making! Age


All ages


Date 10/1


Day SA


Time Girl Scouting in Downers Grove


Location: The Museum Class #


8 - 12 years Date


220025-01 11/8 m/M: Fee 1:00 - 4:00 pm Free!


Did you know that John Manning Wells, also known as “Daddy” Wells, patron of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, was the leading force in the construction of the Girl Scouts cabin in the Maple Grove Forest Preserve and is buried in Main Street Cemetery? Learn about him and the significant ties your community has to the Girl Scouts of America. This program may fulfill some badge requirements. Age:


7/20


Day TU


Instructor: Time


Making Girl Scout History


Location: The Museum Class #


8 years & up Date


220026-01 11/3


Day TH


Museum Staff $R/NR


3:00 - 4:30 pm $8/$12


Girl Scouts of the United States of America come together and learn the history of your organization and earn the Making Girl Scout History patch. Once you earn the base patch, you will be eligible to work toward the additional Decade Segments. Age:


m/M:


Instructor: Time


7/20


Museum Staff $R/NR


3:00 - 4:30 pm $8/$12 Mother-Daughter Explore the 19th Century Kitchen


Location: The Museum Class #


220027-01 11/19


5 years & up w/ adult m/M: Date


Day SA


Instructor: Museum Staff Time


4/12 pairs $R/NR


1:00 - 2:30 pm $12/$18 per pair


Mother-Daughter Create Your Own Victorian Ornament New! 5 years & up w/adult


Trim your tree the Victorian way. Create ornaments for the Museum’s tree and ones to take home for your tree. This class is for one adult and one child. No siblings please. Age:


m/M:


Location: The Museum Class #


Date 220028-01 12/10


Day SA


Time 1:00 - 2:30 pm 4/12 pairs


Instructor: Museum Staff $R/NR


$12/$18 per pair


Just in time for Thanksgiving: learn how Victorians prepared their holiday meals. Explore the Blodgett’s kitchen, and learn about the trials and tribulations of 19th century cookery. This class is for one adult and one child. No siblings please. Ages:


New! New! New! New!


Downers Grove Park District Museum Program Ideas & Instructors Wanted!


Do you have an idea for a new program or family event? Do you have a special talent that you would like to share with others? Are you willing to lead an existing program? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, please call the Museum at your earliest opportunity.


TDocents Wanted! he Museum is actively seeking new docents to join its


crew. Become an integral component in preserving history's future. Docents lead group tours through the Museum. Flexible hours. Training provided. A willingness to help keep history alive is the only requirement. Contact Museum Supervisor Julie Bunke at jbunke@dgparks.org for more information or Volunteer Coordinator Pat Semple at psemple@dgparks.org for other volunteer opportunities.


L Museum Outreach Programs et the Museum bring history to you! Learn about


genealogy, preserving family heirlooms and the Museum profession. Programs can be tailored to your group’s interest and age level and includes a hands-on component.


TScout & Youth Group Programs he Museum offers a variety of hands-on, educational


programs for scouts and other youth groups. Sharpen your thinking skills and explore your community’s past with an interactive group activity. Topics include maps of Downers Grove, historic architecture, cemetery walks and Victorian manners and games. Programs can be tailored for your group’s age level and specific interests upon request. Staff will help you match your organization with an excellent program. Programs may fulfill various scout badge requirements.


Let the Museum supplement your child’s home school educational experience. Kids ages 8 - 12 years participate in age appropriate hands-on activities and projects, which will engage them in their community’s history. Choose from a wide range of topics or customize a program.


Downers Grove History for Homeschoolers


JVolunteer Gardner’s Wanted oin the Museum’s volunteer team and maintain the new


vegetable heirloom garden. Help with planting, weeding, harvesting and related programs.


The Downers Grove Park District Museum is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional provider. Teachers earn CPDUs for participating in these workshops. Workshops are specially designed and cover methods, information and resources available for use in the classroom. Activities provided meet state curriculum standards. Workshops may be customized upon request. Gather a group of teachers together and reserve your workshop today!


Teacher’s Professional Development Workshops


*Registration required at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple, the Recreation & Fitness Center, 4500 Belmont or online at www.dgparks.org.


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