Museum Benefit – 2021 Experience Elgin

Museum Benefit – 2021 Experience Elgin

Support the mission of the Museum!

Experience Elgin like never before! Bid on one-of-a-kind experiences, vacation packages, gift baskets, and mystery wine bags! Join us on November 13, 2021 at 7pm to enjoy a live recap of the online auction while you place your final bids. Highlights from the Museum Moments video series will be presented and the winners will be announced live by 7:30pm. Please register for Zoom credentials.

Bidding is now open!! See the list of auction items here.

All auctions end on Saturday, November 13 at 7:15pm

Wing Mansion
Tour this stately Victorian house (972 W. Highland) with owners Steve Thoren and Maureen McWaid. Marvel at the furnishings and collections, then take a ride in Steve’s Model T Ford.

Toy Story
Walk through the amazing museum bungalow of Dennis and Laurie Roxworthy’s vintage toy and bicycle collection. Plus, there are a few full size vintage cars! 

This Old House
Elgin architectural historian Rebecca Hunter digs deep to find out the secrets of your old house. Heritage plaque application included!


Walk On

Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist will lead a walking tour almost anywhere in Elgin, Illinois! You pick the place and Jerry will walk with you and a group of friends telling stories of the area and pointing out architectural details.

History Happenings
Focus on Elgin history from a women’s point of view with a program from Linda Rock. Choose from topics such as Elgin American Compacts, artist Jane Peterson, or candy manufacturing in Elgin.

Donate any amount $100 or over* and receive an ornament!

Receive a beautiful Elgin watch porcelain ornament that is number two in a series of three. (*auction winners do not qualify for an ornament.)