Each spring, the museum welcomes nearly 1,500 second grade students from Dearborn Public Schools, and other area schools, to participate in the Pioneer School Program field-trip to the Dearborn Historical Museum. This program helps to show students what life was like in Wayne County for settlers during the 1830s. It includes four interactive stations: butter churning, planting seeds, writing on chalk boards in a one-room school house, and learning about how Dearborn has changed over the years.
This program is dependent on volunteers and sponsorships. If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact Hanna Elayan at email@example.com or (313) 565-3000. We offer this program both in person and online. The following page provides access to the virtual Pioneer Program option.
Virtual Pioneer Program Option
Teacher Information & Planning Materials
Pioneer Program Activities
Pioneer Program Games
Pioneer Program Art Projects
Below are primary resources from the Museum’s collection, including photos, artifacts, book passages, and interviews, that can be used to help students learn about pioneer life in Wayne County during the 1800’s.