Outreach and Education

Free history programs from the Waukegan Historical Society and the Waukegan Park District for your organization, group, social event, or classroom.

Abraham Lincoln Goes to Waukegan
The Civil War: The War Efforts in Waukegan
Edward Amet and the Motion Picture Industry in Waukegan
“Firsts” in Waukegan
Influential Women of Waukegan’s Past
Jack Benny: From Waukegan to Hollywood
Lake Michigan History and the Lady Elgin Shipwreck
Native American History of the Waukegan Area
Ray Bradbury: Waukegan’s Influence on a Visionary
Prominent Events and Visitors of Waukegan
Waukegan: A History of Immigration
Waukegan and the Underground Railroad
Waukegan’s African American History

For school groups only:

The Early Industry Worker
Early Settlers of Little Fort
Guided Neighborhood Walking Tours
Haunted Waukegan
Waukegan’s Famous Civil War Drummer Boys
What-Cha-Ma-Call-It History Trunk (hands on program)


Program length is 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Many programs are multimedia presentations with hands-on artifacts.
  • Programs presented in the schools are based on Social Sciences Performance Standards.
  • Programs can be given for multiple classrooms on the same day.
  • Programs able to be scheduled to be given on a weekly basis.
  • Presenter is the Supervisor of the Waukegan History Museum.
  • 250 programs presented in the last 2 years reaching over 5,000 students and adults.

For more information and to schedule a free program, please contact us.