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Museum Campus Exploration Day

Event information

Date: Thursday, December 28, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum

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The exterior of a Native American longhouse. Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Have you ever wondered what’s going on in our 18th-century Traders Cabin or wanted to peek inside the American Indian longhouse above the pollinator garden? This is your chance to explore all the buildings at Isle a la Cache Museum and learn about the French fur traders and Potawatomi who once called this area home. Drop in for self-guided exploration during normal operating hours.

Additionally, put yourself in the shoes of a voyageur and test your navigational skills with our compass challenge. Compasses will be provided.

Event requirements

No registration required.

Indoor facilities are accessible; the longhouse is accessible via a limestone trail. 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.