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CivilWarDays

Civil War Days

July 8 and 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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Lake County Pop-Up Museum

Through Fall 2017

While the 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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Halloween Hikes

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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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Maple Syrup Hikes

Check back for 2018 dates.

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.



 


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Lake County History Symposium

Check back for 2018 dates.

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

 

 


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Jul

Civil War Days: Weekend Pass

July 08, 2017-July 09, 2017
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
8
Jul

Civil War Days (Saturday)

July 08, 2017 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
9
Jul

Civil War Days (Sunday)

July 09, 2017 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
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Aug

Tinkering Through Time: Floating Boats

August 02, 2017 (03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

In this new program series, Tinkering with Time, children will experience a variety of hands on activities and develop STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and critical thinking skills. Join us on the journey to discover how history can connect to science experiments, inventions, nature, art and more!
 
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