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October 2018

Elgin’s Cultural Gem: The Sears Art Gallery at Elgin Academy

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public 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. Please note: This event is being held at the Main Branch of the Gail Borden Public Library -…

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

October 31 @ 11:00 am - November 3 @ 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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November 2018

11am – 4pm Museum Open

November 7 @ 11:00 am - November 10 @ 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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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. Come out for a good cause and to say hello. 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…

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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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