Outreach and Education

The Historic General Dodge House, in addition to our regular House tours, offers several special programs for groups, suited for the 2-8th grade audience.

Special programs

  • "The Meaning of Underwear": Contrast Victorian life with modern day through clothing. A selection of students will try on the successive layers of men's and women's clothing from the Victorian era. Lively discussions on the purpose of each layer, and what this meant about Victorian Society and our own. Take plenty of pictures of this rollicking good time! 3rd -5th grade 1-1.5 hours. Includes a short movie about General Dodge and quick walk through the Dodge House.

  • "A Servant's Life": Walk in the steps of a servant in the Dodge Household and view life from their eyes. Take the servants staircase, carry in the afternoon tea, and try your hand at the Victorian way of doing laundry or polish the silver! Learn first hand the difference between the haves and the have-nots, even on the frontier!! 2nd-8th grade 1-1.5 hours. Includes a short movie about General Dodge.

Need more information? Need to set up a tour? Wish to become a School Program Leader? Contact Kori Nelson or Danette Hein-Snider by sending an email or call directly at (712) 322-2406



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