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November 2018

11am – 4pm Museum Open

November 14 @ 11:00 am - November 17 @ 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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6pm to 10pm Museum Benefit and Silent Auction

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Grand Victoria Casino, 250 S. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Join us at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin for our Annual Museum Benefit and Silent Auction. Members $45/Guests $55 Entertainment will be provided by folk singer Bucky Halker. Bucky Halker began to examine the folk music history of Illinois and soon discovered that the Land of Lincoln may well have the most diverse and vibrant musical traditions of any state in the nation. He will present his brand of Folksongs of Illinois, a CD series that includes five volumes.

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 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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Happy Thanksgiving – Museum Closed

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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11am – 4pm Museum Open

November 23 @ 11:00 am - November 24 @ 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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IL Give / Elgin Gives

November 27 @ 12:01 am - 11:59 pm

Giving Tuesday is a 24-hour fundraising event that connects individuals with the causes that matter to them, and empowers donors to give to the local nonprofits that tackle our communities’ most critical issues. We will send out more information on how you can help support Elgin History Museum on this day.

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

November 28 @ 11:00 am - December 1 @ 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 Lecture on Elgin and the Development of Art Deco Design at Gail Borden Public Library

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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One of the most curious episodes in the entire Art Deco story is the sudden appearance of high-style Parisian-inspired designs for watches, compact cases and other decorative items made in Elgin at the end of the 1920s. In this program, Robert Bruegmann, Editor of the Chicago Art Deco Society’s new book Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America, will explore design trends in Chicago from c. 1910-1960, the curious history of the term Art Deco and the unique place of Elgin…

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December 2018

11am – 4pm Museum Open

December 5 @ 11:00 am - December 8 @ 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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1pm – Annual Holiday Tea at the Museum

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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Nancy Koutis brings the tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to life at the annual Holiday Tea. Exceptional holiday refreshments table and joyful music of the season.

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