Elgin History Museum






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Elgin History Museum Gala and Fundraiser. April 20, 2024

Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Sponsorships SOLD OUT!

It’s going to be a roaring good time!

Saturday, April 20 from 5:30pm – 10pm
Museum Gala Fundraiser
Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Road, Elgin / $75 for members, $90 for guests.

Enjoy dinner, drinks and entertainment all while supporting the Museum. Cocktail reception, cash bar, Waldorf-Astoria inspired buffet menu, and a silent auction. Live auction with special guest auctioneer Steve Thoren! The live auction will include fabulous trips, a one-of-a-kind Elgin experience, and dinner and a show package in Chicago.

Martina Mathisen will present Chicago True Stories of the 1920s.

The 1920s are saturated with surprise, sequins, and murder! A fun and funny flapper named Flora tells us how fashion, crime, and prohibition mixed with explosive creativity shaped the decade of the century.

About the Gala

Welcome to the Museum’s first ever Springtime GALA! The program committee made the decision to move the gala to the spring because the Cemetery Walk, the Museum’s other main fundraiser, is always held at the end of September. Jumping into gala preparations right after Cemetery Walk was taking a toll on our volunteers, so this move spreads fundraising events out evenly throughout the year. Your ticket or sponsorship purchase will support the Elgin History Museum’s mission to preserve Elgin’s diverse heritage and sense of place while striving to be equitable, accessible, and relevant in our interactions with the community. 

Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Even though tickets are sold out, you can still support the Museum with a donation. 

Your sponsorship will show your commitment to the Museum’s mission, plus get exposure at the event. See below for detailed sponsorship benefits. Click or tap the button to purchase.

• 4 tickets to the Gala 

• Recognition on website, table, program and during the event.

• 2 tickets to the Gala 

• Recognition on website, table, and program.

• 2 tickets to the Gala 

• Recognition on table and in program.

• 2 tickets to the Gala 

• Recognition in the program.

Live Auction Items

After dinner, special guest auctioneer Steve Thoren will take your bids on these amazing items! 


Seven-night stay in Mexico for four. Your choice of four resorts.


A week’s accommodation at a Wyndham Resort in the U.S. or Mexico.


Wynton Marsalis performance in Chicago with dinner and hotel.


Tour the historic Wing Mansion and ride in a Model T.


Elgin Symphony Orchestra performance in Elgin with dinner and hotel.


Elgin golf package: 4 rounds of golf at each of the 3 Elgin public golf courses.