Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events

Events List Navigation

May 2017

Historic Downtown Walking Tour with Jerry Turnquist

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Enjoy a 90 minute guided walking tour through the downtown historic district with Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist. This guided stroll will feature highlights about buildings that you may pass everyday as well as stories about Elgin's past. Be sure to wear good walking shoes and plan for the weather! Please meet at the public parking lot at Riverside Drive and Grove Ave.

Find out more »

Hillside Cemetery Tour

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hillside Cemetery, 875 Sports Way
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
+ Google Map
Free

There is a small hidden cemetery that was used by the Elgin State Hospital for 50 years on Elgin’s west side. Tour Hillside Cemetery with Elgin Mental Health Center historian Bill Briska. FREE Admission.  Saturday, May 20, 10 am. Please meet at the Grumpy Goat Tavern parking lot on Sportsway Drive.

Find out more »

Civil War Walk hosted by Near West Side Neighborhood Association

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nancy Kimball House, 302 W. Chicago
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
+ Google Map
$5

Do you know all about Elgin's Civil War history? Learn all about Elgin connections as you take a guided walk on Elgin's west side. The walk will start at the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House, 302 West Chicago Street. Tours are hourly at 12, 1 and 2. Visitors will meet Civil War General William Lynch at his home on Leonard Street and hear stories of life in the 1860's. The Cobblestone will feature Civil War era history of the Kimball's with a few family…

Find out more »

Lords Park Zoo History

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

 Thursday, May 25, 7 pm Bear, bison, elk, and even a lion are part of Elgin’s oldest and largest park’s history. Lord’s Park, donated by George and Mary Lord, has a special place in the lives and memories of many Elgin citizens. Over the last 3 summers over 30,000 people have come to enjoy the amenities of the Zoo and make new memories. Join the Friends of the Lords Park Zoo as they share information about the Zoo’s beginnings, how…

Find out more »
June 2017

1933 Elgin Road Race

June 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$3.00

Ed Wesemann was at the 1933 Elgin Road Race! He will give us his memories of that day and show some of his collection of souvenirs.  Light refreshments. Non-members: $3 / Members: Free  

Find out more »

Elgin Civil War Experience

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00am-4:00pm The City of Elgin will debut the Elgin Civil War Experience on Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the property adjacent to 600 S. State Street in Elgin. The public is invited to experience 1863 by participating in many camp activities and watching battles reenactments both days.Imagine a weekend full of reenactments of Civil War soldier camps and civilian life, Civil War…

Find out more »

Brown Bag Lunch: Sears Art Gallery

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sears Gallery, Elgin Academy Campus
Elgin, IL
+ Google Map
$3.00

David Nelson and Ann Chipman give a history of the incredible 1924 Sears Art Gallery on the campus of Elgin Academy. Tour of the building after the lecture. This program will be held in the Sears Art Gallery on the Elgin Academy campus. Non-members $3. Refreshments will be served.

Find out more »

300 Lake Street Book Program

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elgin Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Meet Mike Bailey, former editor of the Elgin Courier News newspaper, at the Elgin History Museum on Thursday evening, June 28, 2017 at 7 p.m.  300 Lake St. explores the relationship between Elgin and its newspaper, the Daily Courier News, through a period from the early 1970s until the building closed in 2010. It is a documents and interprets recent local history and includes several of Mike's columns, including his character, Lamont. For 85 years, the Daily Courier News was a reflection of Elgin, recording…

Find out more »
July 2017

Annual Classic Car Show

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Rev up your engines! The classic car show at the Elgin History Museum returns on Sunday, July 16 from 10am-3pm. Lively music will be getting your feet to dance and good food will be available for purchase all afternoon. Prizes will be awarded for cars. More details TBA. The museum will open at 11am for regular hours and tours will be available for interested parties. FREE

Find out more »

Brown Bag Lunch: General Grant with Jim Zingales

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$3.00

Elgin re-enactor Jim Zingales will perform as Civil War General Grant by bringing a depth of knowledge and character to this often misunderstood icon. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert provided. $3 Non-members.

Find out more »
+ Export Events