An Exciting Slate for Fun Summer Activities for Children

Exploring Life as a Prairie Girl & Centennial Girl:
Thursday, July 20
“The Science of History” – Waterwheels:
Thursday, July 27

The Mount Prospect Historical Society is turning back the clock to offer two different programs for girls on Thursday, July 20. “Life as a Prairie Girl,” for girls entering 2nd grade and above, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will explore life in the late 19th century. The prairie girls will make dolls, try old-fashioned chores and games, learn about gardening and make lemonade “from scratch.”


Prairie Girl Registration

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In the afternoon from 1 to 3:30 p.m., we will commemorate Mount Prospect’s 100th birthday and celebrate life as a Centennial Girl. This program is a chance for young history fans to explore what life was like in 1917 at the time of the village’s founding. Participants will play games, try embroidery, learn about chores and work, music and hobbies of the era. We’ll end the afternoon with an ice cream social.

Centennial Girl Registration

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Space is limited. Cost for each session is $25. Deadline for registration is Thursday, July 13.

“The Science of History” will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 27. This program is open to both boys and girls entering second through fifth grade. The children will be creating their own waterwheels. If time permits, they will also play an old-fashioned game or two.

Space is limited for this program, too. The registration deadline is July 20 and the cost is $25 per child.

Science of History Registration

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