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Giving Tuesday

National day of giving. More info to come.

1pm Holiday Tea with Olde Town Carolers

In person event. FREE for everyone Celebrate the holidays during this annual tradition at Elgin History Museum. Holiday treats, punch, and tea will be served. The atmosphere will be even more festive with the Olde Town Carolers Carolers performing. 12/2/2022 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.

12pm – 3pm Play Day! Make Ornaments to Take Home!

The Museum is getting into the holiday spirit! Join us on Saturday, December 17 anytime between 12pm - 3pm and create your own LeeWards inspired ornament to take home. Cost is $3 per person/ $1 for kids. This activity is best for kids 6 and up to do on their own, younger are welcome with …

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11am – 1pm Kevin O’Connor Book Launch Party

Join us for the book launch of Two Floors Above Grief: A Memoir of Two Families in the Unique Place We Called Home by Kevin O' Connor who grew up in what is now the O'Connor Leetz Funeral Home at 364 Division Street. Set from the 1920s to ‘80s, Two Floors Above Grief is full …

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7pm Elgin History Trivia Night Fun-raiser

January 27, 7pm at Elgin History Museum Think you know Elgin history? Come test your knowledge at Trivia Night! Wine and beer, light snacks, and dessert will be served along with a slice of Elgin history. Teams of up to 4 people play three rounds of trivia that will include both multiple choice and fill …

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11am – 1pm Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

The Museum wants to thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication. The annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch is coming up on February 11. Keep an eye on your inbox for the invitation!

1pm – 3pm Susan B. Anthony Birthday Party

February 18 from 1pm-3pm at Elgin History Museum FREE for Museum and AAUW Members / $5 for Guests Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday with AAUW of Elgin! By Necessity & By Choice is the story of the evolution of women leaving the domestic environment to enter and become part of the American work place. Dramatic actress Annette …

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1pm – 3:30pm International Women’s Day at Gail Borden Library

Join us for an interesting and engaging afternoon of inspiring stories from Elgin's women leaders, moderated by State Representative Anna Moeller (D-43). Musical entertainment will be provided by the acapella group, Nothing But Treble. Refreshments will be served. Please register.

2pm Mamie Eisenhower: The Hostess in Chief portrayed by Ellie Carlson

Elgin History Museum 360 Park St, Elgin, Illinois

Settle in for a cup of tea and plate of fudge with America's beloved first lady, Mamie Eisenhower portrayed by Ellie Carlson. In person event at Elgin History Museum. FREE for Members / $5 for Guests. Please register:  

11:30am – 12pm DAR Plaque Dedication

In person event at Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House 302 W. Chicago Street Signal Hill NSDAR Chapter of Barrington and Elias Kent Kane NSDAR Chapter of St. Charles will dedicate a plaque to Nancy Courier Kimball.