Study Trips

We begin and end each academic year with a study trip. Themes and locations vary, but each trip provides students with an opportunities to get behind the scenes at various kinds of museums, and to network with professionals in the field. Recent venues have included: 

  • Detroit: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Museum
  • Chicago Suburbs: Robert McCormick Mansion and First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Elgin Public Museum, Elgin Area Historical Society, Des Plaines History Center, Wagner Farm
  • Frankfort, Kentucky: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Liberty Hall Historic Site, Kentucky Historical Society
  • Grand Rapids: Grand Rapids Public Museum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Holland Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum
  • Indianapolis: Indiana State Museum, Conner Prairie, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Eiteljorg
  • The Great American Bottoms: Pierre Menard Home, various sites in historic St. Genevieve, MO, Missouri History Museum, Cahokia Mounds
  • Springfield and vicinity: Illinois State Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, New Salem State Historic Site, McLean County Museum of History, David Davis Mansion, Dixon Mounds, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

2012-13 Class at Henry Ford   Group Photo

HA Class of 2012-2013 at the Henry Ford Museum in Deerborn, MI 


HA Class of 2011-2012 at the Bauvais-Amoureux House in St. Genevieve, MO

2011 fall class trip           

2010 class trip

HA Class of 2010-2011 at the First Division Museum in Cantigny, IL


HA Class of 2009-2010 at Four Roses Bourbon Distillery near Frankfort, KY