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Field Trip to “The Grove Log Cabin” in Glenview, IL

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Field Trip The Grove Glenview

We had a fun field trip a few weeks ago to someplace we had never been to before: The Grove in Glenview, IL.  It’s actually called The Grove National Historic Landmark. Our group did a special program called Log Cabin.  They have other buildings on site that we didn’t even have a chance to look at, such as a Native American Longhouse, a mansion, and a one-room schoolhouse.  So, we’ll definitely need to make another trip there!  (But I think we’ll go next time when it’s warmer!)

Two ladies were our guides. They were wonderful in teaching the kids about the pioneers and encouraging them to “act it out” themselves.  This particular log cabin was built in the 1800’s and was disassembled and moved and reassembled in this spot.  It had two rooms and a loft.  See the pictures below for the experiences my kids had.

Carrying water:

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Taking a bath:

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Churning butter:

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They ground corn and chopped apples.

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Washing clothes:

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The wagon they packed their worldly possessions in and traveled to start a new life:

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  2. Brandy Melissa says:

    Looks like fun!

  3. Love these kind of trips! We have taken several similar ones…they never get old! Thanks for sharing at FTF!

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