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July 2021

Museum Open

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

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 of early…

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Museum Open

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

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 of early…

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Museum Open

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

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 of early…

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Museum Open

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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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 of early…

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Museum Open

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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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 of early…

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Museum Open

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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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 of early…

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Ernie Broadnax Day – Proclamation Ceremony

July 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

Join us to reflect on the many contributions Ernie Broadnax has made to the City of Elgin. Presentation of Proclamations by State of IL Representative Anna Moeller, City of Elgin Councilwoman Tish Powell, and Mayor Kaptain. Light Refreshments provided. Music by Accidentally on Purpose before and after the ceremony.

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Museum Open

July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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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 of early…

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At Lords Park Zoo – Old & New

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Lords Park Zoo

Join the Museum in Lords Park Zoo (inside Lords Park near the bison pen) on July 31 at 1pm. "What is that? It sure looks familiar! Or maybe it doesn't!" The things around us are evolving and changing every day. Your clothes don't look the same as the clothes your great grandfather wore. The toys you play with look different than your grandmother's toys. Come play a game and see if you can match up the old and the new.…

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August 2021

News of the World in Elgin with Jerry Turnquist

August 4 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am CDT
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Virtual and in-person program hosted by GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY. Please note: this event takes place on Zoom OR at Gail Borden Public Library (270 N. Grove) NOT at the Museum. What was Elgin like in the 1870s? Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist connects Elgin history to the book, News of the World. Using local papers, Jerry will talk about life in Elgin and beyond. Please register for both in-person and virtual attendance for this event on the library website. https://attend.gailborden.info/event/5260155…

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