The Museum of the Grand Prairie strives to offer a variety of educational opportunities for everyone, including many virtual resources and programs. These opportunities help us form lasting virtual communities. We are continuously hosting virtual events and activities for you to join and connect with others. Keep up to date on our events through our Facebook page and events calendar. You can also join us live on Facebook and YouTube for various educational sessions and rewatch them whenever you want. Our virtual exhibits and self-guided activities are always available on our website so be sure to engage with those and get inspired and motivated to learn more from home.
Over a hundred years ago, German Immigrants from Ostfriesland (East Frisia) settled in the northeastern Champaign County, Illinois. Click the button below to learn more through a virtual exhibit on the subject.
The museum and Champaign County Forest Preserve District have tons of self-guided adventures to complete! Examples include virtual tours of museum exhibits and surrounding historical points of interest, seasonal activity kids for children, outdoor scavenger hunts in Mabery Gelvin Botanical Garden, a Votes for Women Board Game, read alouds of popular children’s books museum staff really enjoy, and much more!