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For Educators

The Dacotah Prairie Museum has an ever-growing selection of presentations. Members of the Museum's speakers' bureau cover many aspects of local history. For more information on our programs, visit our news page or contact us!

Aberdeen History Lessons for your Classroom.

Education Catalog - Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

A wide variety of educational programs and activities are available from the Museum for people of all ages.

History-In-A-Trunk brings hands-on artifacts to the audience.


History campDuring summer, History Camps for all ages include doing old-time chores, playing old-fashioned games, cooking over a camp fire, and exploring the buildings at Centennial Village at the Brown County Fairgrounds.



Afternoon into the pastchurnArea third and fourth graders enjoy "An Afternoon Into the Past" in which they dip candles, churn butter, spin and weave, and wash clothes on a washboard with lye soap.

The Junior Docent Program is a partnership in education with the Roncalli Middle School sixth grade classes. Students are trained to assist museum staff with general tours, Afternoon Into the Past programs and many outreach program. This successful program introduces the students to community service and volunteerism and provides the DPM with a corps of youthful volunteers.