Several classes for Girl Scouts are available through the Douglas County Historical Society. Please call 402-455-9990 for more information and to inquire about class availability.
Try-On History – Appropriate for third grade through sixth grade
A fun learning activity featuring historic costumes. Earn the Crook House “Try On History” patch, which also qualifies as an activity for “Listening to the Past,” “My Heritage and “Folk Arts” badges. Following a tour and snack, the girls will learn about and try on examples of girls’ and women’s clothing from various periods in the 1800s. During the tour of the Crook House, students will learn about attitudes, customs and activities of children in the 1800s. Plan on three and a half to four hours for your visit.
Taste of the Past: Baking from Scratch – Appropriate for first and second grade
During this, our newest activity, students will learn how cooking and baking were accomplished 100 years ago, without the prepared, processed and frozen foods of today. During the tour of the Crook House, students will learn about attitudes, customs and activities of children in the 1800s. Later they’ll don aprons and use authentic utensils to churn butter, core and peel an apple and make biscuits from scratch. Of course, they’ll get to taste their creations, along with comb honey, sorghum and molasses! Plan on two and a half to three hours for your visit.