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A Voyageur's Life Field Trip for Homeschool and Remote Learners

Event information

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Students in grades 2-6. (Students must be accompanied by a chaperone.)

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum

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A class of students looking at an interpreter dressed in a period costume. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

What was life like for a French fur trader in the 1700s? How much knowledge did these early explorers need to survive their journey in search of furs? Students learn about the challenges, risks and rewards of being a French fur trader and demonstrate the skills necessary for success. This is an opportunity for homeschooled or remote learning students to experience Isle a la Cache’s field trip programs that are normally only offered to school groups.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, March 19: 815-722-9301.


Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility; outdoor activities will take place on paved paths and natural surfaces. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.