K-12 Educators

Midway Village Field Trip

At Midway Village Museum a wide variety of local history related educational tours and opportunities available for school groups of all ages.

Programs and Resources for Education Professionals

Let your students experience history!

The Midway Village Museum Education Department offers a wide variety of history themed programs and events for all ages covering time periods from early pioneer settlement through World War II. Our education staff prides themselves in providing quality history programs that are interactive and hands-on whenever possible to interpret the rich history of Rockford and the northern Illinois region. Whether you are looking for a group tour, dynamic guest speakers, exciting school field trips or a new way to make your classroom come alive…we have the program for you. Our full range of program offerings include:

For more information on curriculum and program content contact our Museum Educator at 815-397-9112, ext 106. To schedule a program, please use our Tour Request Form. If you are having difficulties with the form, please send your request with all information to caitlin.treece@midwayvillage.com.

Teacher Workshops and Resources

2017 Workshop

MVM works directly with teachers to promote the education of local history in the classroom. As part of that partnership we offer Educator Workshops every June which focus on themes of local history, as well as providing you with the latest techniques in object-based learning.

Every year educators create lesson plans in math, history, music and more related to local history concepts. All lesson plans are then uploaded here, and can be used by any teacher for free.

Please contact our Museum Educator at 815-397-9112, ext 106, for more information on the 2017 Workshop, including registration deadlines and course syllabus.


“I love how the tour brought our textbook lessons to life and made it personable by relating it to Rockford.” – Tracie Wedoff, Third Grade, St. Rita School in Rockford

“What a great collaboration we shared over the last few months! Each one/all of you made such a difference in what we could do at every step of Rockford’s ‘Hometown History Week.’ I heard from several sources that the third-graders treasured their activity booklets – and so did the teachers. Thank you for everything you did.” – Rockford Lutheran Curriculum Consultant Jane Austin and the Hometown History Week crew.