Previous Field Trips

Living History Farms Field Trip

Fifth grade students from Central Elementary School in Nevada, Iowa attended The Living History Farms. Here they learned the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. On-site interpreters provided a unique learning environment of seasonal activities and demonstrations.

"Discover Archeology" Field Trip

Bondurant-Farrar Trip

Fifth graders from Bondurant-Farrar Middle School attended the Iowa State Historical Museums “Discovery Archeology” program. Archeologists from the University of Iowa Museum Of Natural History shared stories of their ongoing dig near Oskaloosa. Through interactive workshops designed by the State Office of Archaeology, students learned what it takes to dig up history!

"Tell Me the Story of Iowa" Field Trip

Students from SE Warren Elementary school attended the Tell Me the Story of Iowa field trip in 2011. Students followed the character Buffy through her tour of the museum. Iowa history came alive for students from SE Warren Elementary School by going on treasure hunts from throughout the museum, touring the Civil War Battle Field Preservation Lab, and making take-home Victorian keepsakes. Students also learned how to do research in the Museum library and traced their own lineage.

Tell Me the Story of Iowa

Civil War Field Trip

World War 2 Field Trip

Students attended the Annie Wittenmyer program where they learned about the life of Iowan Annie Wittenmyer, who cared for wounded soldiers and advocated for orphans during the Civil War. Along with learning about her they played Victorian-era games, had a workshop with Civil War re-enactors and discovered how to look for relatives from that era.