Museum Makes the Move
Transition to New Location Underway
Over the next year, the Museum's historic collections will make the move from Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda to our General Offices in Libertyville. On September 1, the Museum closed to the public so that the process of packing each treasure and transporting them to their new home could begin. Our exhibit designers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other crews are preparing for their arrival, transforming the first floor and the lower level of the General Offices building to house and display the incoming collections. A grand opening is anticipated in late 2017.
Read more about the move in the Fall 2016 issue of Horizons.
Another Step Toward Our Vision
This initiative is part of a larger strategic effort to rethink the Museum and align it with the District’s 100-year Vision for Lake County. Taking a forward-thinking view, the new Museum will blend Lake County’s natural and human history, and aim to significantly grow the number of people served each year. As part of the process, we will engage the broader community to consider new and innovative ways to continue to communicate the importance of preserving Lake County’s past, while inspiring future generations to care for the collections for the long-term.
You can help support the new Museum! Contact the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves at 847-968-3110 to find out how.