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Agricultural Enrichment Programs

Educational Programs for Students – Preschool through Sixth Grade

Sponsored by Tri-County Antique Club
A Non-Profit Corporation/Leader in Agricultural Education

Life on the Farm: Study the Past
Learn How Grandma and Grandpa used to live.

Enrichment programs are “hands-on, hands-in” programs designed to give students a unique learning experience that places the history of farm life in rural Illinois within a context that they can understand and appreciate.

During the two-hour programs students will experience life on the farm in four different areas. Some of the activities are: (others are available)

The Agricultural Heritage Museum*

In the Fields*

  • See the 1920 Titan tractor and others
  • See an antique baler & other equipment
  • Listen to an old time peddler
  • Ride on the wagon
  • Crank the handle on the corn sheller
  • Learn how rope is made

Home Life on the Farm*

Kids Area*

  • Learn how soap is made
  • Make & sample home-made butter
  • See a display of old irons, etc.
  • Learn about wool & spinning
  • Roll the hoops
  • Try winning the sack race
  • Participate in 3-legged races
  • Witch for water

*Activities will depend on the day, as all demonstrators may not be present on scheduled date. Requests may be made.

Morning programs are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon programs are from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A picnic area is available under the pavilion. Enjoy life in the country as you eat your lunch. Orange drink will be furnished free of charge. Programming will begin on September 10 through October, and then again April 15 through May.

Reservations are required and groups are limited in size to a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 65 students. Cost is $3.00 per student, payable upon arrival. Please make check payable to Tri-County Antique Club. One adult is free for every 7 students. Please phone Cindy Bechtold, AEP Coordinator by e-mail, or 27622 N. Davenport Drive, Godfrey, IL 62035, to make your reservation.
The Agricultural Heritage Museum and Farm are located at 23946 State Highway 3, Dow IL 62022

“Under the Windmill”

8 miles south of Jerseyville on State Highway 109,
then just 2 miles west of Junction 109 in Southwestern Jersey County
or just 6 miles northeast of Grafton, Illinois.