School Games Day

Saturday, July 13 | 10AM – 4PM

The whole family can get in on the fun in this exploration of the games played by students during outdoor recess more than a century ago. Learn what recess was like when antsy children burst from their one-room schoolhouses to burn off some energy!

School Games Day

Saturday, July 13 | 10AM – 4PM

The whole family can get in on the fun in this exploration of the games played by students during outdoor recess more than a century ago. Learn what recess was like when antsy children burst from their one-room schoolhouses to burn off some energy!

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Explore the Era of the One-Room Schoolhouse 

You don’t have to walk uphill, both ways, to discover the history of Wisconsin schoolhouses. At Reed School, class is back in session, and this time fun and games are encouraged! Explore this 1915 school and see how students learned and thrived in a classroom environment without the internet, computers, electricity, or even running water. Don’t forget to erase the chalkboard!

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FIELD TRIPS & GROUP TOURS

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Field Trips

The best day of your school year awaits! Don’t just read about history, experience it! Field Trips at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic sites and museums allow students to step into the worlds they’re studying through fun adventures and engaging experiences around the state for grades k-12.  

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Reed School, Wisconsin Historical Society

Group Tours

Travel Together Through Time and bring your group tour to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s sites and museums. Experience the worlds and wonders of Wisconsin’s past. Book your group tour today! Tours include private guide(s) that can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your group.

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Guess who’s turning 176 years young TODAY (May 29)? That’s right, the state of Wisconsin! 🎉🎉
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Happy 176th Birthday, Wisconsin! 🥳