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

More details will be added as they become available.


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July 19 10:00 a.m–3:00 p.m. Antique and Vintage Car Show at the Museum

This annual event is back for another year! Antique Thunderbird and Mustang cars from the 1950s and '60s will be on display in the Museum's parking lot, sponsored by the Chicagoland Thunderbird Club and Mustang Restorations. Vintage cars from the Model T Car Club will also be exhibited. You don't want to miss Mandy Z & Rural Route 1, playing great music all afternoon. The Museum exhibits will be open and refreshments will include an ice cream social for everyone. FREE admission!

July 19, 2:00 pm at Gail Borden Library: Music of the 1960s played by David Nelson

Pianist David Nelson performs popular songs of the 1960s with commentary on significant historical markers of the decade.

August 20, 12:00 noon: Brown Bag Lunch Toy Soldiers with Don Pielin

Sept. 27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Cemetery Walk at Bluff City Cemetery

Oct 11, 2:00 p.m. Spirit of Motown with Jesse Sandoval

November 7, 6:00–10:00 p.m. Annual Benefit/Silent Auction/General Meeting $40 Members/$50 Non-Members, advance tickets required.

The Benefit will feature Terry Lynch as famed Chicago planner and architect Daniel Burnham, the main force behind the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the lakefront plan for the City of Chicago. Appetizer refreshments, silent auction and cash bar.

December 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Holiday Tea Marshall Fields History featuring Leslie Goddard FREE Admission

Learn about Christmas at Marshall Fields and the store’s history. Enjoy Old Main dressed up for Christmas. Delicious holiday treats, punch, and tea will be served.

Thank You to our 2014 Cemetery Walk Sponsors!

Many thanks to the following individuals and companies who sponsored the 2014 Walk. Please patronize local businesses that support the Elgin Area Historical Society.

Event Sponsor: Associated Bank


Dan and Karen Fox

Wait-Ross-Allanson Funeral Home and Laird Funeral Home

Madison Funeral Home

O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home 847-741-1400

Roxworthy Enterprises 847-622-8534
and Chad Roxworthy Painting 847-544-1164



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

Guilded-Lily Historical Finishes


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

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

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