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Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204

1204 E. Half Moon Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
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The Chippewa Valley Museum has many resources for teachers, preschool through university.

  • You can see a wide array of lesson plans and other resources at the History Portal, a rich collaboration of the U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History program, the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (UWEC), the Chippewa Valley Museum, and Cooperative Educational Services Agency (CESA) 10.

  • You can arrange a class trip to the museum any weekday during the year.

  • You can check out one of our history kits.

  • You can visit -- or even teach a class inside -- Sunnyview School, a rural one-room school on the museum grounds, open April-October.

  • You can visit the Glenn Curtis Smoot Library and Archives for research, or even bring a small class group for a research project if you arrange it ahead of time. Admission to the library is free. The library is open by appointment during regular business hours (weekdays, 9 - 5). The library has substantial collections on the Ojibwe, Hmong, logging and lumbering, local industries and businesses, and the folk arts.

  • You can encourage your university students to come here. Any UW student with an I.D. can gain admission for $4. Any UW student completing a class project is admitted free.

  • You can tell your university-level students about unpaid internships available at the museum. We often have projects in collections, education, programming, design, and marketing suitable for interns. Contact Carrie Ronnander, curator, for more information:


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