Spring Break Mini-Camp: History Mock Trial

March 29, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Skokie Heritage Museum
8031 Floral Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

(847) 677-6672

What does your right to freedom of speech mean? From 1976 to 1978, a small group of American Nazis based in Chicago tried to hold a demonstration in front of Village Hall due to the large number of Jewish people and Holocaust survivors living in Skokie. The Village's attempt to protect its residents from outside parties resulted in a major legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

In this spring break mini-camp, learn how the American legal system works, what our right to freedom of speech really means, and how events here in Skokie shaped the course of American history. Campers will participate in a mock trial based off the Supreme Court case.

Ages 10 to 14. This mini-camp runs daily from 1 to 4 p.m. March 25 to March 29. Register online here by March 5. Please provide a current email address and complete a Camper Information Form (CIF) prior to the first day. Fee: $150 (resident) / $187 (non-resident)

Call the museum or email eengland@skokieparks.org with any questions.