Elgin History Museum





Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation


Lou Malnati’s Restaurant Fundraiser for Elgin History Museum

Lou Malnati's Pizza 903 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL, United States

Eat To Support Elgin History Museum! On Wednesday, February 21st from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria at 903 S Randall Rd is donating back 20% of sales from Takeout & Delivery orders to Elgin History Museum! RSVP & all details here: https://grouprai.se/f271037 We hope you can join us in ordering out for a […]

HERstory: Stories of Elgin Women with Linda Rock

To celebrate Women's History Month and the Library's 150th anniversary, Linda Rock brings to life a variety of Elgin women, including Laura Raymond Gifford, Mary Carpenter Lord and Alice Byrd Potter. Presentation runs about 45 minutes. During the program, Ms. Rock makes costume changes as she changes characters. Q & A session follows. This event […]

Elgin Academy 1839-2024: A Legacy of Excellence Exhibit Opening

The new exhibit chronicles the evolution of Elgin Academy decade by decade, showcasing an array of photographs that vividly capture moments that have shaped their legacy. There are plenty of artifacts to look at, including the Academy Bell that fell from the cupola down to the first floor during a 1911 fire. Celebrate the school’s […]

Museum GALA with Martina Mathisen presenting Chicago in the Roaring 20’s.

Museum Gala Fundraiser - It's going to be a roaring good time! Saturday, April 20 from 5:30pm - 10pm Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Road, Elgin $75 for members, $90 for guests. Enjoy dinner, drinks and entertainment all while supporting the Museum. Cocktail reception, cash bar, Waldorf-Astoria inspired buffet menu, and a silent auction. Live auction […]


Senior Health & Wellness Fair at Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL, United States

The Museum will have a table set up at the first Senior Health & Wellness Fair taking place Friday, April 26 from 10am-2pm at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Building E. The Fair combines the efforts of four partners: Elgin Community College, Kane Senior Council, Association for Individual Development and the Age-Friendly initiative of […]

Hilltop Cemetery Tour with Bill Briska

Hilltop Cemetery 875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL, United States

Tucked into the Elgin Sports Complex is the burying ground for the old Elgin State Hospital. Join us to learn more about the Elgin State Hospital and why this cemetery is located here. It is the final resting place for 974 individuals for whom other burial arrangements could not be made. Elgin historian Bill Briska […]

From Pulp to Precision: Layering in Paper — Art Exhibition by Steve Kroiss

Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House 302 W. Chicago, Elgin, IL, United States

Elgin artist Steve Kroiss creates paper sculptures with a strong architectural influence. Each piece is designed layer by layer, then cut and assembled accordingly. Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House,  302 W. Chicago St. On view from May 17 - August 15, 2024.