Elgin History Museum

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847-742-4248

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museum@elginhistory.org

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Children’s Old Fashioned Fun and Games at Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo

When Elgin's founder James. T. Gifford arrived in 1835, his family included 5 children. What kind of games and toys did little Caroline (8), Lucy (6), James H.(4), Fulton (2) and Sarah (1) enjoy? Join the Elgin History Museum as they lead families in old-fashioned lawn games and make a toy to take home.

Classic Car Show at Elgin History Museum

Elgin History Museum 360 Park St, Elgin, IL, United States

ALL YEARS & MAKES. JUDGED SHOW.Registration from 9am - noon. ONLY $15.Top 50 awards by 3:30pmExpect Model T's to late mode show vehicles.Live music, food for purchase and FREE entry to museum.Chicagoland TBird club will have their own separate awards.

Brown Bag Lunch: The History of LeeWards with Linda Rock

Elgin History Museum 360 Park St, Elgin, IL, United States

LeeWards was an American crafts and fabrics retailer. It was founded in Elgin in 1947. Join Linda Rock for a Brown Bag Lunch that will explore how LeeWards went from a mail order catalog to 100 specialty craft stores nationwide. Linda will also share LeeWards related items from her personal collection! FREE for Members / […]

You Butter Believe It- Elgin is a Dairy Town! at Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo

Did you know Elgin was once famous for its milk and butter? Six thousand cows can't be wrong! Join us to learn why Elgin was once the Butter Capital of the Midwest and how a man from Texas got a library named after him in Elgin. Join us at the Tefft Farm inside the Lords […]

2024 Family Fringe Festival with Side Street Studio Arts

Elgin History Museum 360 Park St, Elgin, IL, United States

Family Fringe is a FREE celebration of family and fun with performances, games, family resources, and more! Bring the whole family to enjoy a day at the Museum. Admission to the Museum is FREE. Performers and more info to be announced...

2024 Cemetery Walk

Bluff City Cemetery 945 Bluff City Boulevard, Elgin, IL, United States

SAVE THE DATE! Every year in September, the Museum hosts the Cemetery Walk at the majestic Bluff City Cemetery. Visitors will be guided on a 70-minute tour that showcases gravesites of former residents portrayed by actors in period costumes. Volunteers at the Elgin History Museum organize this much anticipated event that attracts hundreds of people […]

2024 Cemetery Walk

Bluff City Cemetery 945 Bluff City Boulevard, Elgin, IL, United States

SAVE THE DATE! Every year in September, the Museum hosts the Cemetery Walk at the majestic Bluff City Cemetery. Visitors will be guided on a 70-minute tour that showcases gravesites of former residents portrayed by actors in period costumes. Volunteers at the Elgin History Museum organize this much anticipated event that attracts hundreds of people […]