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August 2017

Summer Soiree

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Free

Join in on the fun at the Elgin History Museum for a night of fun, friends and celebration! Our Summer Soiree will be held on Friday, August 11 from 7-10pm. Relax into the weekend, bring a friend or two,  nibble on tasty treats and listen to the great music. Food, drinks, Raffles and 50/50 will be available. All donations made to the Museum will help with fundraising for telling Elgin stories in informative, fun and innovative ways!

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Brown Bag Lunch: A Look at the Plan of Elgin of 1917

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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$3.00

In 1917, the city of Elgin unveiled its “Plan of Elgin.” Produced by architect and city planner Edward H. Bennett, who had worked on Chicago’s “Burnham Plan,” this blueprint for the future called for major changes to Elgin’s traffic flow, zoning, beautification efforts, riverfront development and more. How did the goals laid out in this plan fare over the past century? Jerry Turnquist takes a look at what’s been accomplished and what might still be achieved in the future. $3.00…

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45th Annual Elgin Road Race Car Show

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Bring your whole family on Saturday, August 26 to enjoy the 45th Annual Elgin Road Race Car Show. Visitors will enjoying seeing vintage cars and watching cars go around a parade lap that was part of the world famous Elgin Road Race! This FREE event is sponsored by the Fox Valley Chapter of Model T Fords Club, International, Inc. Food and beverages will be available for sale. This event runs from 12pm-3:30pm. This event takes place at Sherman West Court located…

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September 2017

Bluff City Cemetery Walk

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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$12.00

We are celebrating 30 wonderful years of the cemetery walk this year! Come learn the history of Elgin residents and fascinating cemetery history during an extensive walking tour of the iconic Bluff City Cemetery in Elgin on Sunday, September 24th from 11am-3pm. Costumed tour guides will lead visitors to meet amazing characters while also revealing history of the cemetery along the way. Learn more about the annual event click here. Click here to learn more about 2017 cemetery walk and…

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October 2017

A Brief Double Feature: Speaking of Unmentionables & Cup Check Please

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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$3.00

Well known Chicago performer Ellie Carlson of Ellie Presents will return to Elgin on October 8th with her popular talk, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear.  As a special added double feature, Cup Check Please: A Scholarly Talk on a Jocular Subject will also be presented. These are two of Ellie’s most requested programs, together at last! Unmentionables charts the course of a lady’s silhouette throughout time and how it was not always entirely her own,…

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November 2017

Annual Benefit

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road
Elgin, IL 60124 United States
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Join us to celebrate another successful year of programming and events. All proceeds go to supporting the Elgin Area Historical Society which operates the Elgin History Museum. The benefit will also feature a silent auction, cash bar and hearty appetizers. This year's speaker, back by popular demand, actor Terry Lynch, portraying Alexander Hamilton. This event will take place Saturday, November 11 from 6-10pm. Ticket prices and more details will be posted in early fall 2017.

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December 2017

Holiday Tea

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Free

The lights will be twinkling and cheer will be in the air! Join us for this free annual event that will be sure to get you in the holiday mood. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. This year speaker Annette Issacs will reveal the interesting and cuddly history of a childhood icon, the Teddy Bear.

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