Educational Use

There are many educational opportunities at the Pepin County Heritage Center for school groups of all ages.  Three educational events we hosted in 2023 for area schools was Law Day for 5th grade students, Civil War Day for 7th and 8th grade students, and a Mock Trial for 12th Grade students.

A favorite for students of all ages is using our original courtroom to learn about the justice system.  They conduct mock trial with students serving the various roles and learn what a court trial is like today.

Our courtroom, jail, and exhibit areas can be used for any educational purpose you may have.  We have historical books and documents that can be used for student/class research projects.  We also can have a representative of the heritage center talk to your class on various events or topics in Pepin County’s history.  Please contact us with your requests and we would be happy to work with you to share our heritage center and history of our county with your students.

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