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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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Farm Heritage Festival

Check back for 2017 date.

At Farm Heritage Festival, visitors are able to take a step back in time and explore Lake County’s rural roots. The event, co-sponsored by the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, features hundreds of tractors, cars, engines and other farm machinery. Daily highlights include a tractor parade, sheep herding demonstrations, live music, scarecrow making, wagon and barrel train rides and petting zoo.

 


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Hawkfest

Check back for 2017 date.

Experience the fall hawk migration and see live raptors at Hawkfest, held at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve. Other hawk-related educational activities being offered as part of Hawkfest include free bird walks, photography workshops, birding presentations and 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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Pop-Up Museum: Shelf Indulgence

March 04, 2017 (10:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: Wauconda Area Library, Wauconda, IL -60085


Share a book from your prized collection at a Pop-Up Museum hosted by the Lake County Discovery Museum at the Wauconda Area Library.
 
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