Educational Programs

We provide a number of regular educational programs for youth and adults



Slightly Haunted History at "boolah"  cemetery

Learn about area history from those that lived it during this annual cemetery tour featuring actors portraying historic figures.


Boo at the mu

Put on your Halloween costumes and trick or treat our historic buildings.

October - March

Food for thought

Join us for a light lunch and informative program each third Thursday from October through March at noon. Past programs have featured topics ranging from homesteading stories to genetically engineered crops. The program is free and open to the public.


Prairie Fair

This fun and educational all-day program held in May is open to all area grade-school classes, including home-schoolers.


Night at the museum camp

A weeklong summer camp in which youth 4th grade and up work alongside adults to learn about local history. The week is capped by an evening event in which the campers share what they've learned with the public. 

Other educational opportunities

Educational trunk: Homesteading on the High Plains; This trunk features artifacts and lessons related to homesteading and is available for classroom use.

On-demand programs for club`s and organizations: Need a speaker for your clubs meeting or other gathering? We can provide programs on a number of topics related to our collections and local and regional history.

Tours: Rent the Garvey Educational Room for your organization`s meeting, and your group can tour the entire museum for free! Contact us for additional options including guided tours and presentations.

School, Scout and Other Youth Groups: We are happy to accommodate school and other groups with special activities and presentations designed to mesh with curriculum, badge and other needs. You can come to us, or we can come to you!