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Lake County Pop-Up Museum

Through Fall 2017

While the Lake County Discovery Museum is closed in preparation for its move to Libertyville, the Lake County Pop-Up Museum will be appearing around the county at a variety of venues. Learn more »

 


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Maple Syrup Hikes

March 11–12, 18–19 & 25–26, 2017

Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Program also available as a school or scout field trip. Learn more »

 


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Lake County History Symposium

April 30, 2017

This day-long symposium focuses on a different theme each year. This year's theme is Immigrant Stories

As host, the Lake County Discovery Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters that share original research on the symposium’s theme. Submission guidelines »


 


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Civil War Days

July 8 & 9, 2017

Each July, the Museum hosts Civil War Days, the largest Civil War encampment in Illinois. The event features infantry, cavalry and artillery reenactors, as well as musicians, sutlers, medical personnel and civilians. Ongoing drills, kids’ activities, and Civil War era shopping are available both days. Learn more »

 

 


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Halloween Hikes

Check back for 2017 date.

Join us at Ryerson Woods for a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider. Not scary. Even your littlest will enjoy this family favorite.

 

 

 


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Mar

Pop-Up Museum: Story of Your Life

March 30, 2017 (01:00 PM - 02:15 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Location: College of Lake County: Willow Cafe , Grayslake, IL -60030


If a museum were putting together an exhibit about your life, what personal object would help tell that story?
 
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Apr

Lake County History Symposium

April 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year’s theme, "Immigrant Stories."
 
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Apr

Lake County History Symposium with Lunch

April 30, 2017 (09:00 AM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Open to the public, this annual symposium focuses on Lake County history. Join us for a fascinating series of presentations on this year's theme, "Immigrant Stories."

 
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May

Pop-Up Museum: Celebrating Diversity

May 07, 2017 (01:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:01:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Brushwood Center, Riverwoods, IL -60015


Celebrate diversity among people, plants, and animals.
 
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