Posts tagged with ‘Elgin History Museum’

Artist in Residence: From Pulp to Precision: Layering in Paper — Art Exhibition by Steve Kroiss

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

Artist Steve Kroiss will be at the Cobblestone to answer questions about his artwork in the exhibit From Pulp to Precision. There are many pieces on view and each one has a great story. You will be fascinated by the process to create this beautiful work. Event by Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House and Elgin History Museum. Visitors are welcome to look around the […]

Brown Bag Lunch: Day in the Life of a Watch Factory Worker with Bill Briska and Rebecca Miller

Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Elgin, IL

Factory life was very regimented and manufacturing watches was an exacting job. Elgin historian Bill Briska and Museum Educator Rebecca Miller will take you back in time to an earlier Elgin where everyone walked to work, had lunch at noon, and enjoyed the same payday. Event by the Elgin History Museum Free for Members / $5 Guests Please register for […]

Elgin Arts Happy Hour with Side Street Studio Arts at Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House

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

The Elgin History Museum is thrilled to host The Elgin Arts Happy Hour – a monthly gathering for area creatives and arts supporters at the Nancy Kimball Cobblestone House. This event is organized by Side Street Studio Arts, and is open to all. Let’s chat about what’s going on in the Elgin art scene, exchange ideas, and just have fun. […]

Children’s Old-Fashioned Fun and Games at Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

When Elgin’s founder James. T. Gifford arrived in 1835, his family included 5 children. What kind of games and toys did little Caroline (8), Lucy (6), James H. (4), Fulton (2) and Sarah (1) enjoy? Join the Elgin History Museum as they lead families in old-fashioned lawn games and make a toy to take home. Please check the event organizer's […]

Car Show at the Elgin History Museum

Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Elgin, IL

Car Show at the Elgin History Museum featuring all years and makes on Sunday, July 14, at the Elgin History Museum. Judged show. Event by JP CAR SHOWS Registration $15 9am to noon. Top 50 awards by 3:30 Live music, food and free entry to museum. Chicagoland TBird club will have their own separate awards. No pre-registration. Spectators are free. RAIN […]

Brown Bag Lunch: The History of LeeWards with Linda Rock

Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Elgin, IL

Elgin History Museum presents Brown Bag Lunch: The History of LeeWards with Linda Rock. LeeWards was an American crafts and fabrics retailer. It was founded in Elgin in 1947. Join Linda Rock for a Brown Bag Lunch that will explore how LeeWards went from a mail order catalog to 100 specialty craft stores nationwide. Linda will also share LeeWards related […]

Elgin History Museum presents: You Butter Believe It-Elgin is a Dairy Town! at Lords Park Zoo

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

Elgin History Museum presents: You Butter Believe It-Elgin is a Dairy Town! at Lords Park Zoo. Did you know Elgin was once famous for its milk and butter? Six thousand cows can’t be wrong. Join us to learn why Elgin was once the Butter Capital of the Midwest and how a man from Texas got a library named after him […]

Downtown Elgin Car Show: Cruising Down Memory Lane

Festival Park Elgin, United States

Second annual car, truck & motorcycle show: all makes & models. Event by JP CAR SHOWS. Judged by: The Rolling Devils Car Club (*Their show vehicles are ineligible to win awards.) Judged awards by 3:30pm. Many door prizes. Location is just north of Festival Park, on Grove. (Use Festival Park for GPS) $15 vehicle registration Spectators are free. Cesaroni BBQ food […]

I Saw it at the Lords Park Zoo! – Animals from the Zoo’s Early Years

Lords Park Zoo 207 Grand Blvd, Elgin, IL, United States

Elgin History Museum presents: I Saw it at the Lords Park Zoo! – Animals from the Zoo’s Early Years The Lords Park Zoo opened in 1895 and was once home to bears, snakes, and even a lion. Come visit the modern Tefft Farm Zoo inside Lords Park and make crafts to help remember the past residents of the zoo. Best […]

Brown Bag Lunch: Elgin during D-Day on the 80th anniversary with Jerry Turnquist

Elgin History Museum 360 Park Street Elgin, Elgin, IL

Elgin History Museum presents Brown Bag Lunch: Elgin during D-Day on the 80th anniversary with Jerry Turnquist. The impact of World War 2 and D-Day on Elgin citizens both at home and abroad is re-told through newspaper clippings and photos from 80 years ago. Free for Members / $5 for Guests. Please register. Purchase tickets at this link: Brown Bag […]

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