In the Footsteps of the Potawatomi

Footsteps Postcard headerWalk Hawthorn Hollow’s Old Indian Trail and experience the lives of the Potawatomi. This program fucuses on the Potawatomi who lived in southeastern Wisconsin for centuries and traveled through Hawthorn Hollow’s grounds.

  • Discover how the Potawatomi used the natural resources around them and prepared for the different seasons.
  • Practice observation skills to look for plants, animals, and other resources that the Potawatomi may have used for food, shelter, or clothing.
  • Experience the natural cycles of abundance and decline that influenced the lives of the Potawatomi while investigating the causes of these natural processes.
  • Travel back in time with the oral tradition of storytelling in a wigwam.
  • Plant a Three Sisters garden of corn, beans, and squash.
  • Explore how lifestyles have changed over the past 300 years.

This program can be coupled with the Kenosha Public Museum’s “People of the Woodlands” program for an all day event.

This is a 2 hour outdoor program. Students and chaperons should be dressed for the weather.


Scheduling: We offer morning and afternoon sessions, Tuesday through Friday. Class size is limited to 10 – 30 students, and we can accommodate up to 60 students per session.
Grades: Tailored for grades K-5
Dates: May 9th – June 9th, 2017
Fee: $5 per student
Early Registration Discount: $4.50 per student before Oct. 15th 2016

WI Science Standards, 4th grade: A.4.5, C.4.2, C.4.5, C.4.6, C.4.7, E.4.3, E.4.5, E.4.6, E.4.7, E.4.8, F.4.1, F.4.2, F.4.3, F.4.4

WI Social Studies Standards, 4th grade: B.4.1, B.4.3, B.4.4, B4.8, B.4.9, B.4.10

To book a field trip email Nancy at: Nancy@HawthornHollow.org
Or call:
262-552-8196

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Download the In The Footsteps of the Potawatomi Spring 2017 Flyer

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