The Glen Ellyn Historical Society provides Educational Outreach programs at all DuPage County School Districts. Special tours of Stacy’s Tavern Museum, classroom programs, exhibits, first-person portrayals and other programs provide students and participants of all ages a connection to the past and early Glen Ellyn.
Then and Now programs brought into the classroom by costumed volunteer facilitators truly make history come alive for students. Many students return to Stacy’s Tavern with parents in tow to share experience of visiting this unique landmark.
Stacy’s Tavern Museum is also a destination of the Passport to Adventure programs for museums and nature centers in Kane and DuPage counties. Kids ages 4–12 may pick up a passport at any participating location and receive certificates and prizes for visiting interesting sites throughout the summer. Call the Society at 630–469-1867 for more information.
The Society recently developed a scouting badge program in Folk Arts for younger scouts. A recently completed Eagle Scout project involved interviews and oral histories from World War II veterans. The completed oral histories have become a part of the Society Archives collection.
Adult Roundtables, held quarterly at the History Center, provide opportunities to share information, strengthen memories and keep the legacy of early Glen Ellyn alive.
For information on upcoming programs or to make arrangements for a special tour of Stacy’s Tavern Museum or School Outreach program, call the Society office at 630–469-1867.