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1pm Family Fun & Picnic at the Fox River Trolley Museum

August 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Join the Elgin History Museum for a Family Fun Day at South Elgin’s Fox River Trolley Museum and Picnic at Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve
Enjoy a nostalgic trip back to an era when the electric trolley car was a vital part of American life. Experience the sights and sounds of this unique part of American history aboard a genuine old-time trolley car which takes you on a trip along the banks of the scenic Fox River. The trolley will take you to Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve for an old-time picnic, complete with food, drinks and games for the kids.(Picnic Lunch Served at 1:30PM) Located at a crook in the Fox River, the preserve offers a scenic setting, complete with wildlife, trails, picnic shelters rest rooms – and a little known 8-ft waterfall. It also features the historical burial site of unknown soldiers in General Scott’s Army.
Cost: $10.00 per person which covers the cost of the trolley and lunch
Reserve your place and pre-pay by AUGUST 2 (family and friends are welcome) by calling the Elgin History Museum at (847) 742-4248
***Help the trolley museum thrive beyond the extensive vandalism that occurred last summer, where over $110,000 of damage was suffered. Donations to aid in this effort will gladly be accepted on the day of the event.****
The Fox River Trolley Museum is located on Illinois Rte. 31, three blocks south of State Street in South Elgin. The Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve is located on Rte. 31,


August 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm