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2014/2015 Calendar of Events
Events are held at the Museum unless otherwise noted.

Join us for our upcoming programs listed below. Check back again for more details as they become available.

November 8, 6 p.m.
Annual Benefit/Silent Auction/General Meeting
Heritage Ballroom in Centre of Elgin 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL.
“Mr & Mrs Lincoln”
$40 Members/$50 Non-Members, advance tickets required.

Max and Donna Daniels present "Mr and Mrs Lincoln"

The 2014 Elgin Area Historical Society Benefit will feature Max and Donna Daniels as Abraham and Mary Lincoln discussing their lives before and during the Civil War. The Daniels’ have been performing as the Lincolns since 1988, researching and writing their own original scripts.

Appetizer refreshments, silent auction and cash bar at the Heritage Ballroom

Buy Tickets for 2014 Benefit

Note: you will be directed to our e-commerce site for the credit card transaction.

Non-Members: $50.00


Society Members only: $40.00



December 6, 1-3 p.m.
Holiday Tea, featuring Elgin Opera singers


March 15, 2 p.m. (TENTATIVE)
Alfonso Ianelli, Architect with David Jameson

April 12, 2 p.m.
the Berlin Airlift with Annette Isaacs

April 26, noon
Elgin History Fair

May 17, 2 PM.
The Ups and Downs of Dining a la Downtown

May 21, noon
Brown Bag Lunch: Elgin Women's Club with Linda Rock

A Walk in the Park with Steve Stroud

Barry Bauman, Art Conservation (at Gail Borden Library)
Details TBD

June 19, noon
Brown Bag Lunch: the UNderground Railroad with Marge Edwards

July 16
Brown Bag Lunch with Jerry Turnquist: topic TBD

July 19 10-3 p.m.
Antique and VIntage Car Show at the Museum

August 19
Brown Bag Lunch: Toy Soldiers with Don Pielin

Sept. 17, noon
Brown Bag Lunch, topic TBD

Sept. 27, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cemetery Walk at Bluff City Cemetery
Visit the Cemetery walk website for information about the 2015 Cemetery Walk.

Oct 11, 2 p.m.
Spirit of Motown with Jesse Sandoval

Nov. 6, 6 - 10 p.m.
Annual Benefit/Silent Auction
Program: Daniel Burnham as presented by Terry Lynch

December 5, 1 - 3 p.m.
Holiday Tea featuring Leslie Goddard

Thank You to our 2013 Cemetery Walk Sponsors!

Many thanks to the following individuals and companies who sponsored the 2013 Walk. Please patronize local businesses that support the Elgin Area Historical Society.



Ralph Helm, Inc.

Outdoor Power Equipment and Parts
Serving the Fox Valley since 1923. Two locations: Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL.

Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Home
51 Center St, Elgin IL 60120 847-742-2100

Laird Funeral Home

St. Charles Memorial Works, Inc.

EFS Foundation

City of Elgin


Friends of the Lords Park Zoo

In The Neighborhood Deli
185 N. Edison Ave, Elgin, IL 60123


State Street Market Shops
701 N. State St., Elgin IL

Elgin Public House
219 E. Chicago St.
Elgin IL 60120

Though every effort is made to ensure this calendar is accurate, scheduled events and programs may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

To have one of our historical speakers entertain at your event, check our Speakers Bureau program.