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Lucy Goes to Oregon

Lucy Goes to Oregon tour

Guided tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

Grades — pre-K—2nd, ages 4-8

The museum’s youngest visitors are introduced to life on the Oregon Trail through this interactive tour.  Groups listen to a short story about a little girl, Lucy, who travels to Oregon with her family, then they see and touch some of the things families brought with them on their adventure.  Children then pack a small covered wagon with necessary supplies for the journey before visiting the full-size covered wagon in the museum gallery.  

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #1:  Choices have consequences

  • 1.1:  The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.

Kansas Career and College Ready Standards:

  • SL.1.3: The student will ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Cost per student including museum admission: $3.00.

One adult enters free for every 10 students.  Additional adults pay the student rate.

Bus transportation for USD 501 schools: The Topeka Metro System is offering free rides for classroom field trips along fixed-route buses for schools in USD 501 during the 2013-2014 school year.  This offer includes students, teachers and parents.

Length of tour:

Approximately 45 minutes, with a maximum of one tour conducted per hour.

Number of students in a group:

For the best experience, we recommend approximately 20 students per tour.

Registration and scheduling: register online, or contact Education and Outreach at 785-272-8681, ext. 414; e-mail education@kshs.org.  Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

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