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July 2018

Chat with a Farmer: Chickens

July 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Following a growing interest in our farming past, Elgin completed a pilot program to allow backyard chickens in 2015 and made the regulation permanent the next year. Whether you are curious about raising backyard chickens or just want to see these birds up close, drop by to chat with area chicken farmers. Sunday, July 22, 11:30-1:30 THIS EVENT IS AT THE LORDS PARK ZOO

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August 2018

Dairies to Prairies Screening

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Serosun Farms, 45W485 Berner Road
Hampshire, IL 60140 United States
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Join us at Serosun Farms in Hampshire as we proudly present the second public screening of our Dairies to Prairies documentary. Serosun Farms is located at 45W485 Berner Road in Hampshire, IL 60140 6:30 PM // Reception to meet the film producers 8:00 // Film screening RSVP with us at musuem@elginhistory.org THIS EVENT IS NOT AT THE ELGIN HISTORY MUSEUM

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Summer Soiree

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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Summer Soiree Friday, August 10, 2018 6 - 8 pm McClure Mansion (770 W. Highland)   The Elgin History Museum invites you to enjoy a Ravinia style evening on the lawn of Susan and Glen Holland's home, the McClure Mansion at 770 West Highland.    Your attendance will show support for the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House Project.  Bring your lawn chairs and be entertained by live jazz music by the Chris Shuttleworth Trio.  Enjoy wine, beer and appetizers as you…

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Brown Bag Lunch with Jerry Turnquist: Bet You Didn’t Know This About Elgin?

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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Bet you didn’t know this about Elgin history? Do you know where “The Dipper” and “Devil’s Glen” once were in Elgin?  What unusual thing happened when an Elgin golf course was built?  And , was life in the “good old days” really that crime free? Join Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist as he shares some of his favorite stories from his Daily Herald column and talks he has given.

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Elgin Hay Day at Providence Park

August 25 @ 1:00 pm

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D.C. Cook History and the Mystery Portrait

August 26 @ 2:00 pm

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September 2018

Brown Bag Lunch: History of the Telegraph with John Hora

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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31st Annual Cemetery Walk at Bluff City Cemetery

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bluff City Cemetery, 945 Bluff City Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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October 2018

Museum Benefit and Silent Auction

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road
Elgin, IL 60124 United States
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Bucky Halker: Folksongs of Illinois   More information coming soon!

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Sears Gallery at Elgin Academy

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gail Borden Library, 270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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The Beaux Arts-style Sears Gallery opened in 1924 as a donation from Judge Nathaniel and Laura Sears. It was Elgin's first art museum and recital hall, and a significant part of Elgin Academy's campus. Ann Chipman will present a fascinating history of the building, the art collection, and a look at Elgin's cultural life in the years after the World War II.

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