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June 2017
$3.00

1933 Elgin Road Race

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ed Wesemann was at the 1933 Elgin Road Race! He will give us his memories of that day and show some of his collection of souvenirs.  Light refreshments. Non-members: $3 / Members: Free  

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Elgin Civil War Experience

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00am-4:00pm The City of Elgin will debut the Elgin Civil War Experience on Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the property adjacent to 600 S. State Street in Elgin. The public is invited to experience 1863 by participating in many camp activities and watching battles reenactments both days.Imagine a weekend full of reenactments of Civil War soldier camps and civilian life, Civil War…

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$3.00

Brown Bag Lunch: Sears Art Gallery

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sears Gallery, Elgin Academy Campus
Elgin, IL
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David Nelson and Ann Chipman give a history of the incredible 1924 Sears Art Gallery on the campus of Elgin Academy. Tour of the building after the lecture. This program will be held in the Sears Art Gallery on the Elgin Academy campus. Non-members $3. Refreshments will be served.

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EHM Members Trip: Ellwood House Museum

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Join other EHM members and family for our annual outing. This year members will be able to visit and tour the Ellwood House Museum located in DeKalb, IL. The Ellwood House Museum is  a Distinctive Destination of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The mansion is filled with amazing carved woodwork furniture, beautiful artwork and 19th century splendor. The museum campus consists of seven historic structures (including the 1879 Ellwood Mansion and 1899 Ellwood-Nehring House), four gardens,…

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July 2017
Free

Annual Classic Car Show

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rev up your engines! The classic car show at the Elgin History Museum returns on Sunday, July 16 from 10am-3pm. Lively music will be getting your feet to dance and good food will be available for purchase all afternoon. Prizes will be awarded for cars. More details TBA. The museum will open at 11am for regular hours and tours will be available for interested parties. FREE

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$3.00

Brown Bag Lunch: General Grant with Jim Zingales

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Elgin re-enactor Jim Zingales will perform as Civil War General Grant by bringing a depth of knowledge and character to this often misunderstood icon. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert provided. $3 Non-members.

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August 2017
Free

Summer Soiree

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Join in on the fun at the Elgin History Museum for a night of fun, friends and celebration! Our Summer Soiree will be held on Friday, August 11 from 7-10pm. Relax into the weekend, bring a friend or two,  nibble on tasty treats and listen to the great music. Food, drinks, Raffles and 50/50 will be available. All donations made to the Museum will help with fundraising for telling Elgin stories in informative, fun and innovative ways!

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Free

45th Annual Elgin Road Race Car Show

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Bring your whole family on Saturday, August 26 to enjoy the 45th Annual Elgin Road Race Car Show. Visitors will enjoying seeing vintage cars and watching cars go around a parade lap that was part of the world famous Elgin Road Race! This FREE event is sponsored by the Fox Valley Chapter of Model T Fords Club, International, Inc. Food and beverages will be available for sale. This event runs from 12pm-3:30pm. This event takes place at Sherman West Court located…

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September 2017
$12.00

Bluff City Cemetery Walk

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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We are celebrating 30 wonderful years of the cemetery walk this year! Come learn the history of Elgin residents and fascinating cemetery history during an extensive walking tour of the iconic Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin on Sunday, September 24th from 11am-3pm. Costumed tour guides will lead visitors to meet amazing characters while also revealing history of the cemetery along the way. Learn more about the annual event click here. Click here to learn more about 2017 cemetery walk and…

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November 2017

Annual Benefit

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road
Elgin, IL 60124 United States
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Join us to celebrate another successful year of programming and events. All proceeds go to supporting the Elgin Area Historical Society which operates the Elgin History Museum. The benefit will also feature a silent auction, cash bar and hearty appetizers. This year's speaker, back by popular demand, actor Terry Lynch, portraying Alexander Hamilton. This event will take place Saturday, November 11 from 6-10pm. Ticket prices and more details will be posted in early fall 2017.

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