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Museum Events

The Museum offers a variety of public programs for families and adults year-round. Each July, the Museum hosts Civil War Days, the largest Civil War reenactment in Illinois. At the Farm Heritage Festival each September, visitors are able to take a step back in time and explore Lake County’s rural roots. During the summer, Museum educators provide fun and educational nature, history and art day camps. The Museum also makes a great place for a field trip or group tour.

The close of the Lake County Discovery Museum's location in Lakewood Forest Preserve on September 1, 2016 marks the end of an era. Civil War Days and other special events will continue to be held at Lakewood in 2016 and beyond.


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Civil War Days

July 9 & 10, 2016

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

At the Farm Heritage Festival each September, 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. Please note: No dogs are allowed at the event, with the exception of service animals. Learn more »

 


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Lake County History Symposium

Check back for information about 2017 History Symposium.

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Jul

Civil War Days: Weekend Pass

July 09, 2016-July 10, 2016
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 
9
Jul

Civil War Days (Saturday)

July 09, 2016 (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.
 
10
Jul

Civil War Days (Sunday)

July 10, 2016 (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.
 
21
Jul

Look, Learn, Create: Indigenous Art

July 21, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn about the Native peoples of Lake County, view indigenous art and create an art project to take home.
 
18
Aug

Look, Learn, Create: Lake County Artists

August 18, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

View and discuss the work of Lake County artists and create a work of art to take home.
 
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