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October 2018

2pm ‘Lincoln Tales-Tall and True’ Performance by Brian “Fox” Ellis

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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With literally hundreds of Lincoln impersonators out there, Fox thought it would be more intriguing for the audience to see Lincoln through the eyes of his friends, giving us a unique perspective on our favorite president. Austin Gulihur was born in Kentucky in 1807, making him two years older than his childhood friend, Abraham Lincoln. Gulihur saved Lincoln's life when Lincoln was seven, so if not for him, Lincoln would have never been president! The Gulihur family also settled in New…

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4pm-7pm Friends of the Lords Park Zoo Annual Fundraiser

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtSpace, 51 S. Spring Street
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Friends of Lords Park Zoo is a non-profit group which raises funds for a viable and free educational zoo for Elgin and it's surrounding communities. Because of their efforts, the zoo is able to maintain the farm animals, bison, elk and deer, PLUS there were 40 FREE educational programs in the park last summer. Show your support by attending their annual fundraiser at Art Space, 51 South Spring Street (across from Al's Cafe), in downtown Elgin. Tickets are $35 and…

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11am – 4pm Museum Open

October 17 @ 11:00 am - October 20 @ 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

October 24 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 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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7pm Cobblestone Reflections Art Opening

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St
Elgin, IL United States
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Join us at the Museum as we unveil the artwork submitted for the Cobblestone Reflections project. These art pieces were inspired by the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House and what the home’s cobblestones have seen throughout the years. All artwork will be for sale with 40% of the proceeds going to the artist, and the remaining funds will support the Elgin History Museum and Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House. We want to thank the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission for sponsoring this project!…

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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

3pm – 5pm A Year of Progress at the Cobblestone OPEN HOUSE

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House, 302 W. Chicago
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Join us for an open house from 3pm - 5pm to celebrate a year of progress on the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House. We are so proud of our accomplishments to date! Come inside the house and take a look at the new windows and how the framing is beginning to take shape. Outside, we have installed a new roof and siding. The west side of the building has also been tuckpointed. Some of the artwork from the Cobblestone Reflections community…

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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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7pm – 8:30pm Elgin in World War I – Lecture by Jerry Turnquist

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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Using a variety of vintage photos, Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist will tell how Elgin citizens participated in World War I – both overseas and on the homefront. This event is co-sponsored by the the Elgin History Museum and the Elgin Community Network. PLEASE NOTE: This event is at GAIL BORDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 270 N. Grove Ave, NOT AT THE MUSEUM. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at the library's website by clicking here.

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