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August 2015

Museum Open

August 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Elgin: How Sweet It Is! Barstool Scholars Lecture Series

August 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martini Room, 161 E. Chicago Street
Elgin, IL United States
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Indulge your  historic sweet tooth at the Martini Room , located at 161 E. Chicago Street, on August 27 at 7pm. This is the first of the Barstool Scholars Lecture series that will encourage patrons to enjoy history in a different setting. Join fellow sweet treat fanatics with historian and presenter, Linda Rock, where she will tell more about factory and home production, of ice cream, various candies and popcorn stands that have been made right here in Elgin! View memorabilia from Elgin's sweet past and even enjoy a delectable…

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Museum Open

August 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Museum Open

August 29, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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The museum is open from 11am-4pm

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September 2015

Museum Open

September 2, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Museum Open

September 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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March 2017
$3.00

The Life of Juliette Kinzie

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Betsey Means will bring to the life the strong educated pioneer woman of Juliette Magill Kinzie who was a pioneer writer, historian and wrote much is now considered important accounts about early mid western life and the emerging of Chicago as we know it today. Born in September 1806 and hailing from Connecticut she married John Kinzie in 1830, lived in Wisconsin at Fort Winnebago and moved to Chicago in 1834. She became an authoress in 1844 after her writing of…

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DAR Genealogy Workshop

March 25 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the museum when EHM partners with Barrington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution members as they assist you, explore and search your family history during this fun and free workshop. Bring your tablet or laptop and a basic knowledge of the first three generations of your family.  They'll show you where to look for records, google search tips, provide a worksheet, and pedigree chart to get you started. Registration is required for this program. Register…

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April 2017

Stories at the Museum Program

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring your small ones and join us at the museum on April 12 from 6-7pm. Our educator Sara Russell will create an environment for your kids where history exploration and fun begin! This program will highlight trains. Kids will get a chance to blow a train whistle, play with trains, make a watch to take home and more! Story time programs are geared for ages 3-6. These programs are in partnership with the Gail Borden Public Library.  

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Elgin History Fair

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

History comes alive for the whole family! Explore history in a hands on and interactive way that will get you to think about Elgin in a whole new way! Weather permitting activities will planned both inside and outside the museum. FREE ADMISSION

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