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Museum Store Sunday

Get your holiday shopping done early! When you purchase a gift from the Museum store, you help to sustain the Museum’s service to the Elgin community and the public. Online shopping - always open! In person shopping: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Great selection of artwork, books, DVD's, t-shirts, and items […]

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people to transform their communities. Your donation will help the Elgin History Museum continue to connect the community to each other and to Elgin's diverse heritage. https://elginhistory.org/donate/

Holiday Tea: It’s a Wonderful Life with Leslie Goddard

Holiday Tea & "The Making of It's a Wonderful Life" with Leslie Goddard. Celebrate the holidays during this annual tradition at Elgin History Museum. Leslie Goddard's presentation will explore the story of the movie’s creation and show rare photographs taken behind the scenes! FREE for members / $5 for Guests Please register:

Make LeeWards Inspired Ornaments at the Cobblestone

Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House 302 W. Chicago, Elgin, IL, United States

Join us on Saturday, December 16 anytime between 12pm - 3pm and create your own LeeWards inspired ornament to take home. This activity is best for kids 6 and up to do on their own, younger are welcome with grown up help. Ornaments are ping pong ball size. Enjoy a display of actual LeeWards ornaments […]

Elgin Trivia Night FUN-Raiser

Think you know Elgin history? Come test your knowledge at Trivia Night! Wine and beer, and light snacks will be served along with a slice of Elgin history. Teams of up to 4 people play three rounds of trivia that will include both multiple choice and fill in answers. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and […]

Gail Borden Library Celebrates 150 Years

The Library is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Historian Jerry Turnquist will share the story of how it grew from a small facility to the premier institution it is today. Please register.

Lou Malnati’s Restaurant Fundraiser for Elgin History Museum

Lou Malnati's Pizza 903 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL, United States

Eat To Support Elgin History Museum! On Wednesday, February 21st from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria at 903 S Randall Rd is donating back 20% of sales from Takeout & Delivery orders to Elgin History Museum! RSVP & all details here: https://grouprai.se/f271037 We hope you can join us in ordering out for a […]

HERstory: Stories of Elgin Women with Linda Rock

To celebrate Women's History Month and the Library's 150th anniversary, Linda Rock brings to life a variety of Elgin women, including Laura Raymond Gifford, Mary Carpenter Lord and Alice Byrd Potter. Presentation runs about 45 minutes. During the program, Ms. Rock makes costume changes as she changes characters. Q & A session follows. This event […]