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2pm-3pm Elgin Parks Golden Memories: Walton Island with Al Walters at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Built as a park by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in the 1930s, and dedicated to the City by the Izaak Walton League, Walton Island is a unique open space in downtown Elgin.

Once thought of as nothing more than an island of mud and a community eyesore, Al Walters, President of the Elgin History Museum will take us through the storied history of what is now one of Elgin’s most beautiful assets. The presentation and discussions will also touch on the history of the river shoreline that surrounds Walton Island.

This event is sponsored by the Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation and is presented in conjunction with the Elgin History Museum.

Presentation will be held at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin.


May 18
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Hawthorne Hill Nature Center
28 Brookside Drive
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation