Kids of all ages (accompanied by a grownup) can enjoy creating a simple craft with Kim at the Peck Homestead from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on Tuesdays. Craft tables and supplies will be available for anyone that is in a creative mood. Googly eyes are a big hit!

July 2: Flags

July 9: Sun Catcher

July 16: Train Craft

July 23: Fishing Pole Craft

July 30: Tic Tac Toe.

August 6: Pine Cone Owls

unnamed (3).jpg

Sensory Garden at the Peck Homestead

This is year two for our Sensory Garden at the Peck Homestead

There are three raised accessible garden beds with colorful, aromatic plants you can touch, and there is one raised bed for good old-fashioned “dirt play.” Grab a hoe or a shovel – the garden always needs some hoeing and weeding!

Thank you to our donors: Matthies Landscaping laid down landscaping fabric and a thick bed of mulch underneath the raised beds, and Hacker’s Glenbard Gardens provided the plants.

LHS 1.4.18 resize-16.jpg

Pioneer Playhouse

Our Pioneer Playhouse has been temporarily relocated to the white Potting Shed behind the Victorian Cottage.

It is super cozy and fun in there!

At the end of the Peck art exhibit, on August 31, the Playhouse will be returned to the Peck Homestead.


School Programs

We offer a variety of educational programs to enhance the curriculum for your school group. Our education staff can come to your location or you can visit us. Call us at 630.629.1885 or
Contact Us to learn more.

Programs are generally $5/student with large group pricing available.


Birthday Parties

Celebrate your next birthday at the Sheldon Peck Homestead or the Victorian Cottage Museum. We provide two-hour party packages with your choice of pioneer activities or Victorian tea party. Suggested starting at age 5.

Packages begin at $125 for members, $140 for non-members.


Scout Programs

We also offer multiple programs for your boy or girl scout troop. Visit one of our sites to learn about your community, pioneer living, maple sugaring, fabric arts, the native prairie, rope making, outdoor cooking and much more.

Programs begin at $5.

Call us at 630.629.1885 or Contact Us to learn more or schedule a visit.

Service projects are also available for Eagle Scout and Gold Awards.


Peck Letter Writing Contest - February

All 5th graders who attend school in Lombard (public, private, and home school) are invited to enter our contest each February. Pretend it is 1848, and you are Sheldon Peck writing a letter to Abraham Lincoln. Cash prizes to the top three winners!
The contest runs February 1 to February 28.