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June 2018

Civil War Experience in Elgin: Civil War Reenactment

June 9

Join the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co B & McGregor's Battery, and the City of Elgin for the 2nd Annual Civil War Event, featuring live skirmishes, living history, Confederate and Union encampments, medical field operations, and baseball as it was originally played.   Corner of Rt. 31 and Rt. 20

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Elgin City of Peace: Community Storytime

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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Interesting new series of programs sponsored by the Gail Borden Public Library. Every Saturday at 11am (until June 30th) bring your little ones to the Museum for stories and crafts!  

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Civil War Experience in Elgin: Civil War Reenactment

June 10

Join the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co B & McGregor's Battery, and the City of Elgin for the 2nd Annual Civil War Event, featuring live skirmishes, living history, Confederate and Union encampments, medical field operations, and baseball as it was originally played. Corner of Rt. 31 and Rt. 20

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Elgin City of Peace: Community Storytime

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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Free

Interesting new series of programs sponsored by the Gail Borden Public Library. Every Saturday at 11am (until June 30th) bring your little ones to the Museum for stories and crafts!    

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Brown Bag Lunch with Linda Rock: Elgin – How sweet it is

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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$3.00

Never outdone by Chicago's candy producers, Elgin wa a manufacturer of sweets and treats for many years.  Historian Linda Rock presents researched information on factory and home candy production in Elgin. Desserts and drinks will be provided. $3 for non-members Free for members

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History of the Lords Park Zoo

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lords Park Zoo

Join us and our friends at Lords Park to learn more about the history of the zoo through photos and newspaper articles.  Mary Lord herself will make an appearance! (Portrayed by Linda Rock)

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Dairies to Prairies: Film Premiere

June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gail Borden Library, 270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Join us for this reception, exhibit, and film viewing celebration on June 24th! 2:30pm: Film viewing This is located at the Gail Borden Public Library, and here is an excerpt from their website: Dairies to Prairies is a feature-length documentary film and companion traveling exhibit telling a nearly forgotten story about Elgin's first wealth, the dairy industry, and how land use and agriculture are changing rapidly in Kane County. Did you know that Elgin once set the national price for…

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July 2018

Dairies to Prairies Screening

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gray Willows Farm, 5N949 Corron Road
Campton Township, IL 60175 United States
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Join us for the September screening of our newest documentary film, Dairies to Prairies at the Gray Willows Farm. This event is not at the Elgin History Museum. 5:00 pm // Film screening (plus wagon rides and tours) Screening in proud partnership with the Corron Farm Preservation Society and Campton Township at the Gray Willows Farm located at 5N949 Corron Road, Campton Township, IL 60175. Please RSVP with us at museum@elginhistory.org

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Annual Antique Car Show

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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Free

Get ready to step back in time! This FREE annual event hosted over 70 classic cars in 2017. Car style and years vary, but if you love classic cars this is a must-attend event. The museum will be open for tours.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Prizes awarded for cars! The museum will be open at 11 a.m. and tours will be available thereafter.   Free admission!

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Brown Bag Lunch: The History of the Miller Girl with Linda Hoffman

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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The iconic Miller High Life "Girl in the Moon" was created by Thomas Wallace Holmes, commercial artists and illustrator from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the turn of the 19th century. Linda Hoffman will describe her research journey on connecting the "Girl in the Moon" to her family in Elgin. Desserts and drinks are available. $3 for non-members Free for members

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