Field Trips

The Wisconsin history you read about in text books becomes a vibrant learning experience full of activities for students and teachers to see and do. You can talk with the storekeeper, feel the heat from the blacksmith’s forge, set up a Civil War camp, play games with the local pioneer children and help with the farm chores.

Use the resources below to create the perfect experience to bring to life our rich heritage.  Please contact the Historical Society at (920) 684-4445 or programs@manitowoccountyhistory.org for more information or to register for an experience. 

Pinecrest Village is on the grounds of the Manitowoc County Historical Society complex. Pinecrest Village is a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions. 

 
 

farm hands (k-grade 1)

On our Farm Hands Experience you can tour at your own pace, arriving and departing as you choose. Your visit is self-guided, allowing you more flexibility than our standard field trip options. You can tailor your trip to match your curriculum and class learning goals. We recommend touring in groups of 5 to 10 students with a limit of 1 paid chaperone per group plus teachers and assistants.

Times: Buildings are open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm with flexible start and end times. An authentic 1870s school session, as well as a lunch time and location, will be assigned to you.

Max Capacity: 200 students per day

Fee: Students $6. Teachers and aids admitted at no charge. One free chaperone is allowed for every 10 students.  Additional chaperones are $6 each.

2017 Experience Dates

Thursday, May 18

Thursday, June 1

 

pioneer community (grade 2-3)

On our Pioneer Community Experience you can tour at your own pace, arriving and departing as you choose. Your visit is self-guided, allowing you more flexibility than our standard field trip options. You can tailor your trip to match your curriculum and class learning goals. We recommend touring in groups of 5 to 10 students with a limit of 1 paid chaperone per group plus teachers and assistants.

Times: Buildings are open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm with flexible start and end times. An authentic 1870s school session, as well as a lunch time and location, will be assigned to you.

Max Capacity: 200 students per day

Fee: Students $6. Teachers and aids admitted at no charge. One free chaperone is allowed for every 10 students.  Additional chaperones are $6 each. 

2017 Experience Dates

Tuesday, May 16

Tuesday, May 23

Thursday, May 25

Friday, June 2

Monday, June 5

 

immigration (grade 4)

On our Immigration Experience you can tour at your own pace, arriving and departing as you choose. Your visit is self-guided, allowing you more flexibility than our standard field trip options. You can tailor your trip to match your curriculum and class learning goals. We recommend touring in groups of 5 to 10 students with a limit of 1 paid chaperone per group plus teachers and assistants.

Times: Buildings are open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm with flexible start and end times. An authentic 1870s school session, as well as a lunch time and location, will be assigned to you.

Max Capacity: 200 students per day

Fee: Students $6. Teachers and aids admitted at no charge. One free chaperone is allowed for every 10 students.  Additional chaperones are $6 each. 

2017 Experience Dates

Friday, May 12

Wednesday, May 17

Wednesday, May 24

Tuesday, June 6

 

civil war (grade 5)

On our Civil War Experience you can tour at your own pace, arriving and departing as you choose. Your visit is self-guided, allowing you more flexibility than our standard field trip options. You can tailor your trip to match your curriculum and class learning goals. We recommend touring in groups of 5 to 10 students with a limit of 1 paid chaperone per group plus teachers and assistants.

Times: Buildings are open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm with flexible start and end times. An authentic 1870s school session, as well as a lunch time and location, will be assigned to you.

Max Capacity: 200 students per day

Fee: Students $6. Teachers and aids admitted at no charge. One free chaperone is allowed for every 10 students.  Additional chaperones are $6 each. 

Dates TBA

 

trades and occupations (middle school)

On our Trades Experience you can tour at your own pace, arriving and departing as you choose. Your visit is self-guided, allowing you more flexibility than our standard field trip options. You can tailor your trip to match your curriculum and class learning goals. We recommend touring in groups of 5 to 10 students with a limit of 1 paid chaperone per group plus teachers and assistants.

Times: Buildings are open from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm with flexible start and end times. An authentic 1870s school session, as well as a lunch time and location, will be assigned to you.

Max Capacity: 200 students per day

Fee: Students $6. Teachers and aids admitted at no charge. One free chaperone is allowed for every 10 students.  Additional chaperones are $6 each. 

2017 Experience Dates

Wednesday, May 31