Preservation Month Program with the Elgin Heritage Commission

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Preservation Month Program with the Elgin Heritage Commission

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Christen Sundquist and Rebecca Hunter of the Elgin Heritage Commission in taking a look at the history and the neo-Classic architecture of “Elgin’s Hidden Gem,” the Elgin Public Museum of Natural History & Anthropology inside Lords Park.

Constructed between 1904-1907, it is the oldest building in the State of Illinois built to be a museum that is still in operation as a museum today. Attendees will also “meet” park namesakes and museum visionaries George and Mary Lord, whose unique partnership in philanthropy still resonates throughout Elgin more than a century after their time. And take a self-guided tour around the museum, inside and out, to enjoy the architectural features and exhibits.

Admission is $5, $3 for Museum Members.

No registration is required.

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