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June 2017
$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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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 at 7pm. 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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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 4 @ 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 4 from 6-10pm. Ticket prices and more details will be posted in late summer.

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December 2017

Holiday Tea

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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The lights will be twinkling and cheer will be in the air! Join us for this free annual event that will be sure to get you in the holiday mood. Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

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