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Lucy Goes to Oregon

Lucy Goes to Oregon tour

Guided tour — Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

Grades — pre-K—2nd, ages 4-8

The museum’s youngest visitors are introduced to life on the Oregon Trail through this interactive tour.  Groups listen to a short story about a little girl, Lucy, who travels to Oregon with her family, then they see and touch some of the things families brought with them on their adventure.  Children then pack a small covered wagon with necessary supplies for the journey before visiting the full-size covered wagon in the museum gallery.  

Kansas History, Government and Social Studies Standards:

Standard #1:  Choices have consequences

  • 1.1:  The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.

Kansas Career and College Ready Standards:

  • SL.1.3: The student will ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

See admission fees.

One adult enters free for every 10 students.  Additional adults pay the student rate.

Length of tour:

Approximately 45 minutes, with a maximum of one tour conducted per hour.

Number of students in a group:

For the best experience, we recommend approximately 20 students per tour.

Registration and scheduling: register online, or contact 785-272-8681, ext. 414; email kshs.education@ks.gov.  Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.