Home Schooling Resources

The museum’s homeschool programs are recognized by the Home Educators Resource Directory as “homeschool” friendly” and has received its HERD SEAL of Approval.

Midway Village Home Schooling

Home Schooling Services

Hands-on Learning

Midway Village Museum can provide custom programs to meet your home school academic needs for either individual families or home school groups. Most of the museum’s regular education programs can be modified to meet your needs.

For more information on curriculum and program content contact our Museum Educator at 815-397-9112 x 106 or email kendall.clair@midwayvillage.com. To schedule a program, please use our Tour Request Form. The living history village will open for field trips starting in the spring, and tour dates do fill quickly. To view a map of the 13-acre Victorian-era Village.

Visit the website regularly for home school program updates and resource information. There are many volunteer learning opportunities at Midway Village Museum for older students through our Education and Collections Departments as well as through the museum’s Junior Interpreter Program.

Junior Interpreter Program

Midway Junior Interpreters

Junior Interpreters help bring the Victorian Village to life by costumed interaction as Village youth of the period. This unique program is geared for ages 12-17 and is an excellent opportunity to discover the past while helping in the present. Whether you're interested in acting or history, this is a great way to become involved.

Please email Brandi at juniors@midwayvillage.com to find our next meeting date. All juniors will fill out an application. Parents must attend their first meeting. There is also a fee for each applicant, which goes towards costuming and supplies.

Download Junior Interpreter Application Packet (PDF)