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Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event details:
June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Discover how food makes its way from the farm to the dinner table and the importance of farms. Pint-sized farmers will plant, water, harvest, and package the homegrown food from Bonner’s organic garden and explore what it means to be a modern-day farmer.
 

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Earth and family-friendly vegetable gardening
Event details:
July 09, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whether you are new to gardening or a seasoned grower, learn research-based methods to improve your outcomes.
 

July 09, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Bonner Heritage Farm Tour
Event details:
July 10, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about the people, the land and the events of this historic 1850s farmstead on this guided tour.
 

July 10, 2019 (1:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Pen to Page: Comic Book Drawing Class
Event details:
July 11, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In this class led by artist Tim Seeley, you’ll learn tools and techniques to create and draw your own comic books.
 

July 11, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
Event details:
CANCELLED
July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

July 13, 2019 - July 14, 2019
CANCELLED 
Civil War Days (Saturday)
Event details:
CANCELLED
July 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

July 13, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Civil War Days (Sunday)
Event details:
CANCELLED
July 14, 2019
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

July 14, 2019 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
From Seed to Sprout: How Does a Garden Grow?
Event details:
July 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Find out what plants need to grow. We’ll test soil, check the Farmers’ Almanac, and learn about pollination and insects.
 

July 17, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Birding Lake County
Event details:
July 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Start planning your fall birding excursions by joining Nan Buckardt as she discusses birding habitats and shares her favorite places to view birds each season.
 

July 18, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
Event details:
July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum and journey through over 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through a variety of activities, games, crafts, and museum explorations.
 

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Bonner Heritage Farm Tour
Event details:
July 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about the people, the land and the events of this historic 1850s farmstead on this guided tour.
 

July 24, 2019 (1:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Object Talks: Magniscope
Event details:
July 30, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Is Lake County the birth place of the motion picture projector? Yes! Discover the role of the magniscope in early motion pictures and how its inventor Edward Amet used his machine to show movies he created in his backyard.
 

July 30, 2019 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
From Seed to Sprout: Watching it Grow
Event details:
July 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the parts of a plant and which parts we eat as we work in our garden and test our skills with games.
 

July 31, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Art Around Us- FULL
Event details:
August 05, 2019 - August 09, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Express your artistic side by creating your own works of art while discovering different artists from Lake County. We’ll paint, sculpt, and practice different artist techniques.
 

August 05, 2019 - August 09, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
From Seed to Sprout: And Field to Fork
Event details:
August 07, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about farming and food beneficial to our health and planet, as we work in our garden and check on our plants.
 

August 07, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Meet the Authors of Marvelocity: Alex Ross and Chip Kidd
Event details:
August 10, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In their book "Marvelocity," Alex Ross and Chip Kidd bring to life beloved Marvel Universe comic characters, including Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Avengers, Black Panther and many more. They tell the stories of the superheroes that live in this universe, and that of a boy who wanted to illustrate them. Meet both authors at this unique book signing.
 

August 10, 2019 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Old Fashioned Picnic
Event details:
August 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Enjoy an old-fashioned picnic by playing outdoor games, making ice cream and learning about Victorian picnics.
 

August 13, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Marvelocity
Event details:
August 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Get a closer look at the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross on this 30-minute guided tour.
 

August 14, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Harvesting with Respect
Event details:
August 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skip Twodoors teaches how Native people treat the natural world. Learn of traditions and ways of paying respect to plants, animals and Mother Earth, as taught by the elders.
 

August 15, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
From Seed to Sprout: Food Preservation Then and Now
Event details:
August 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How do the seasons of the year impact our food? Learn more about farm life in the 1800s and food preservation.
 

August 21, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Bess Bower Dunn Day
Event details:
August 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Happy Birthday Bess! Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free admission and special
activities throughout the day.
 

August 23, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Marvelocity
Event details:
August 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Get a closer look at the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross on this 30-minute guided tour.
 

August 30, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
 
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