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September 2018

11am – 4pm Museum Open

September 26 @ 11:00 am - September 29 @ 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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The Museum has seven permanent exhibits that tell the rich history of our community. Visit our Exhibits page for a brief description of each. Our entire museum is kid-friendly. Anywhere you see a red hand that is your chance to explore, to touch, to experience. Ride in our model 1910 race car decked out with helmet and safety glasses. Set up shop in Kretchmer’s grocery store – and don’t forget to wrap all the packages for the customers. Riffle through trunks…

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2pm – Screening of Dairies to Prairies at the Bartlett Public Library

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bartlett Public Library, 800 S. Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103 United States
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“Dairies to Prairies” tells the story of Elgin’s dairy heritage and explores how these former dairy farms have come under pressure from modern day agricultural practices, suburban developments, and efforts to restore natural prairies. Come enjoy a screening of this full length documentary produced by the Elgin History Museum and presented with the generous support of the Bartlett Historical Society. PLEASE NOTE: This event is at the BARTLETT PUBLIC LIBRABY, NOT AT THE MUSEUM http://www.bartlett.lib.il.us/

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October 2018

11am – 4pm Museum Open

October 3 @ 11:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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The Museum has seven permanent exhibits that tell the rich history of our community. Visit our Exhibits page for a brief description of each. Our entire museum is kid-friendly. Anywhere you see a red hand that is your chance to explore, to touch, to experience. Ride in our model 1910 race car decked out with helmet and safety glasses. Set up shop in Kretchmer’s grocery store – and don’t forget to wrap all the packages for the customers. Riffle through trunks…

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

October 10 @ 11:00 am - October 13 @ 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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The Museum has seven permanent exhibits that tell the rich history of our community. Visit our Exhibits page for a brief description of each. Our entire museum is kid-friendly. Anywhere you see a red hand that is your chance to explore, to touch, to experience. Ride in our model 1910 race car decked out with helmet and safety glasses. Set up shop in Kretchmer’s grocery store – and don’t forget to wrap all the packages for the customers. Riffle through trunks…

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Cobblestone Reflections Artwork Due

October 13
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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All artwork needs to be submitted by today. Please bring your pieces to the Elgin History Museum at 360 Park Street, Elgin, IL. We are open from 11am to 4pm. The Cobblestone Reflections Project is an Elgin community art project. We asked area artists to participate in a juried art exhibit using the house and what it has seen over the years as inspiration. The Elgin History Museum will hold an artist’s reception on Thursday evening, October 24, 2018, where the…

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2pm Elgin History Museum Annual Meeting and Lincoln Tales-Tall and True Performance

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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Austin Gulihur was born in Kentucky in 1807, making him two years older than his childhood friend, Abraham Lincoln. Gulihur saved Lincoln's life when Lincoln was seven, so if not for him, Lincoln would have never been president! The Gulihur family also settled in New Salem, Illinois just a few years before Abraham arrived. Tracing his youth in Kentucky through his education in Indiana and early days in Illinois this blend of history and storytelling will give the audience a…

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4pm-7pm Friends of the Lords Park Zoo Annual Fundraiser

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpace, 51 S. Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Friends of Lords Park Zoo is a non-profit group which raises funds for a viable and free educational zoo for Elgin and it's surrounding communities. Because of their efforts, the zoo is able to maintain the farm animals, bison, elk and deer, PLUS there were 40 FREE educational programs in the park last summer. Show your support by attending their annual fundraiser at Art Space, 51 South Spring Street (across from Al's Cafe), in downtown Elgin. Tickets are $35 and…

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

October 17 @ 11:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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The Museum has seven permanent exhibits that tell the rich history of our community. Visit our Exhibits page for a brief description of each. Our entire museum is kid-friendly. Anywhere you see a red hand that is your chance to explore, to touch, to experience. Ride in our model 1910 race car decked out with helmet and safety glasses. Set up shop in Kretchmer’s grocery store – and don’t forget to wrap all the packages for the customers. Riffle through trunks…

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

October 24 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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The Museum has seven permanent exhibits that tell the rich history of our community. Visit our Exhibits page for a brief description of each. Our entire museum is kid-friendly. Anywhere you see a red hand that is your chance to explore, to touch, to experience. Ride in our model 1910 race car decked out with helmet and safety glasses. Set up shop in Kretchmer’s grocery store – and don’t forget to wrap all the packages for the customers. Riffle through trunks…

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7pm Cobblestone Reflections Art Opening

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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Join us at the Museum as we unveil the artwork submitted for the Cobblestone Reflections project. These art pieces were inspired by the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House and what the home’s cobblestones have seen throughout the years. All artwork will be for sale with 40% of the proceeds going to the artist, and the remaining funds will support the Elgin History Museum and Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House. We want to thank the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission for sponsoring this project!…

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