2014 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.
July 17, 12 Noon
Brown Bag Lunch with Jerry Turnquist: The “Dry” Campaigns
of a Century Ago
Armed with new state legislation that gave them the
right to vote in local elections, women voted to lock
the doors of the Elgin Township saloons in 1914.
This change — six years before national Prohibition
— followed three previous failed attempts in 1908,
1912, and 1913 to achieve the same results. The campaigns
that preceded these elections and the implementation
of local Prohibition that followed proved to
be one of the most interesting times in Elgin history.
Members Free, $3 Guests
July 20, 10 AM to 3 PM
Car show at the Elgin History Museum
Antique Thunderbirds and other cars from the 1950s and ’60s
will be on display in the Museum’s parking lot,
sponsored by the Chicagoland Thunderbird Club.This
year is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustangs!
Many Mustangs will be on display in front of
the Museum, courtesy of Mecom Mustangs and the
Model T Car Club. The Museum exhibits will be
open and refreshments include an ice cream social for
August 21, 12 Noon
Brown Bag Lunch: History of St. Joseph Hospital
September 28: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cemetery Walk, Bluff City Cemetery
Visit the Cemetery walk website for information about the 2014 Cemetery Walk.
October 12, 2 p.m.
Abolition/African American History
November 8, 6 p.m.
Annual Benefit/Silent Auction/General Meeting at Elgin History Museum
“Mr & Mrs Lincoln”
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members, advance tickets required.
December 6, 1-3 p.m.
Holiday Tea, featuring Elgin Opera singers
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.
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.