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11am – 1pm Kevin O’Connor Book Launch Party

Join us for the book launch of Two Floors Above Grief: A Memoir of Two Families in the Unique Place We Called Home by Kevin O' Connor who grew up in what is now the O'Connor Leetz Funeral Home at 364 Division Street. Set from the 1920s to ‘80s, Two Floors Above Grief is full …

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7pm Elgin History Trivia Night Fun-raiser

January 27, 7pm at Elgin History Museum Think you know Elgin history? Come test your knowledge at Trivia Night! Wine and beer, light snacks, and dessert 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 …

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11am – 1pm Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

The Museum wants to thank our volunteers for their hard work and dedication. The annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch is coming up on February 11. Keep an eye on your inbox for the invitation!

1pm – 3pm Susan B. Anthony Birthday Party

February 18 from 1pm-3pm at Elgin History Museum FREE for Museum and AAUW Members / $5 for Guests Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday with AAUW of Elgin! By Necessity & By Choice is the story of the evolution of women leaving the domestic environment to enter and become part of the American work place. Dramatic actress Annette …

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1pm – 3:30pm International Women’s Day at Gail Borden Library

Join us for an interesting and engaging afternoon of inspiring stories from Elgin's women leaders, moderated by State Representative Anna Moeller (D-43). Musical entertainment will be provided by the acapella group, Nothing But Treble. Refreshments will be served. THIS EVENT HAS PASSED.

2pm Mamie Eisenhower: The Hostess in Chief portrayed by Ellie Carlson

Elgin History Museum 360 Park St, Elgin, Illinois

Settle in for a cup of tea and plate of fudge with America's beloved first lady, Mamie Eisenhower portrayed by Ellie Carlson. In person event at Elgin History Museum. FREE for Members / $5 for Guests. THIS EVENT HAS PASSED. Thanks to everyone who participated.  

11:30am – 12pm DAR Plaque Dedication

In person event at Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House 302 W. Chicago Street Signal Hill NSDAR Chapter of Barrington and Elias Kent Kane NSDAR Chapter of St. Charles will dedicate a plaque to Nancy Courier Kimball.

7pm Northside Brass Performance

Join Northside Brass for an evening of jazz!  Featuring well know jazz standards and favorites from Dixieland to swing and Sinatra. The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Beverages courtesy of Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville. Performance supported by Music Performance Trust Fund. Performers: Ryan Hobbs, Trumpet Sarah …

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2pm Fox River Trippin’ with Jenni Kempf Schiavone

Elgin History Museum 360 Park St, Elgin, Illinois

In person or ZOOM Join Jenni Kempf Schiavone, the Friends of the Fox River Director of Education Programs Operations for a presentation on her full-length paddling trip along the Fox River. Jenni had always wanted to paddle the entire length of the Fox River, and in celebration of the 2022 It’s Our Fox River Day, …

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1pm to 4pm Open Elgin

Many historically significant buildings throughout Elgin will open their doors for this one-day-only event. Discover unique architectural features, fascinating histories, behind-the-scenes access, and eye-opening elements inside these one-of-a-kind gems. OpenElgin is a FREE self-guided tour so you plan your own route on your timetable. Available buildings are being added to the website on a …

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