Elgin History Museum





History Fair

The annual Elgin History Fair, FREE to the public, will take place in late April at the Elgin History Museum located at 360 Park Street.

The last week in April school groups take over the Elgin History Museum during the annual History Fair! For that week only, hands-on activities are stationed around the Museum for students to dig into history. Interactive experiences help connect students to language and concepts, instilling pride in the community. Activities include:

  • One room school house
  • Great Grandma’s kitchen
  • Chores on the Farm
  • The radio play
  • Old-fashioned fun
  • Working in the Watch Factory


Session details

Each session can accommodate approximately 75 students or about 3 classrooms. Once at the History Fair students will be divided into smaller groups to rotate through areas and demonstration activities. Extra chaperones will be needed to help guide students through the stations.


$3 per student


To sign up for the 2018 History Fair, contact Sara Russell, Museum Educator at 847-742-4248. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.