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October 2017

Elgin American Compact Art Deco Lecture

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Chicago Art Deco Society is sponsoring a lecture on Elgin American Compact Designers on October 21st. From the CADS: The Chicago Art Deco Society (“CADS”) is a community of members that celebrates the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era. CADS was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization with a mission of education, preservation and fellowship. CADS members develop their knowledge,…

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November 2017

Annual Benefit

November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elgin Country Club, 2575 Weld Road
Elgin, IL 60124 United States
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$55

Change in Program The Elgin' History Museum's annual Benefit program for this year was set to be a portrayal of Alexander Hamilton by actor Terry Lynch. Due to an unforeseen health issue, Mr. Lynch will not be able to perform. Thoughts and well wishes go out to Mr. Lynch and his family as he recovers. The Museum will instead present local Chicago performer William Pack in The Essential Houdini. The Benefit will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 p.m. at the…

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Gifford Park Association – General Membership meeting

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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General Membership meetings are open to the public. Non-members (and future members) are welcome. The Gifford Park Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the Elgin Historic District. The GPA is perhaps most well-known to the general public for the annual Historic Elgin House Tour. For more information, visit their website at: http://gpaelgin.org/

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Ellwood House Holiday Field Trip

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ellwood House Museum, 509 North First Street
DeKalb, 60115 United States
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Tour the Ellwood House decorated for Christmas! Meet at the House at 10:00 for the tour, share lunch with other members afterward in DeKalb (lunch optional, at members’ expense) Tour is free. For more information about the house itself, visit their website: http://www.ellwoodhouse.org/ LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE ELLWOOD HOUSE 509 North First Street DeKalb, IL 60115 815-756-4609 Entrance to the Ellwood House Visitor Center and parking area can be reached by traveling west on Augusta Avenue to Linden Place.

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Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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November 28th is #GivingTuesday!  We are asking you to save the date and give what you can before November 28th at 11:59PM.  We would also be extremely grateful if you shared our donation page with your friends or family members and letting them know about the great work we get to do for our community here at the Elgin History Museum. Even better, you can start donating TODAY! Every donation from here on out until November 28th at 11:59PM counts towards…

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December 2017

Holiday Tea

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Free

The lights will be twinkling and cheer will be in the air! Join us for this FREE annual event that will be sure to get you in the holiday mood. Holiday drinks and refreshments will be provided.   Speaker Annette Issacs will reveal the interesting and cuddly history of a childhood icon, the Teddy Bear: The Woman behind the Teddy Bear-- the awe-inspiring story of Margarete Steiff! For almost 140 years now, every child and adult all over the world has been loving Steiff…

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Elgin Heritage Commission December Plaque Awards

December 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Join us as we celebrate with the Elgin Heritage Commission at the annual December Plaque Awards! Elgin’s plaque program has been a popular program since 1986 for it identifies and promotes awareness and appreciation of those buildings in Elgin which have historical and architectural value. Each year, property owners who have completed research on their home’s architecture and history are awarded plaques for their efforts.   The event will begin with a social hour at 6:00PM with the ceremony beginning at 7:00PM.

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Gifford Park Association – General Membership meeting

December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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General Membership meetings are open to the public. Non-members (and future members) are welcome. The Gifford Park Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the Elgin Historic District. The GPA is perhaps most well-known to the general public for the annual Historic Elgin House Tour. For more information, visit their website at: http://gpaelgin.org/

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January 2018

Armchair Generals – Demystifying the Civil War – Part 1 of the Series

January 9 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Gail Borden Library, 270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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THIS EVENT IS AT THE GAIL BORDEN LIBRARY A Brown Bag Civil War and Lincoln Interest Group. Commemorate events, share insights, and talk about books or experiences. Demystifying the Civil War: Start finding answers to your Civil War questions in this two-part series. Led by Armchair General Ken Gough. Submit questions in advance to bbahl@gailborden.info. Start Time: 11:45 AM End Time: 1:15 PM Date: 1/9/2018 Library: Main Library Location: Grove Room

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Linda Rock presents – Herstory: Elgin Women

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
State Street Market, 701 N Street
Elgin, Illinois
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$30

THIS EVENT IS AT THE STATE STREET MARKET   Learn about the history behind four famous women in Elgin. Their story will be told by Linda Rock who dresses in character and takes us on a journey of intrigue and adventure. You will also enjoy a four course Afternoon Tea with an abundance of food, tea, scones and desserts. Feel free to come dressed for the occasion. $30 per person   Click here for the full menu For reservations and…

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