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Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
January 20, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the Museum's galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 

January 20, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: The First People of Lake County
Event details:
January 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend time learning about the first people of Lake County in our gallery and wigwam exhibit.
 

January 22, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Votes For Women Celebration
Event details:
January 23, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mundelein's Kirk Players present an evening of performances honoring the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. There will be a professional storyteller, historical speeches and a presentation of a one-act play, "A Woman's Influence" by Gertrude Jennings.
 

January 23, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Exhibit Opening: Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression
Event details:
January 24, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for the opening of the exhibit: Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Hear about the artist’s life, learn about Lake County in the Great Depression, and explore Ratti's works of art with gallery talks.
 

January 24, 2020 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers
Event details:
February 05, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 

February 05, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Backyard Birds
Event details:
February 06, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Come learn about the birds you are likely to see this winter and how to increase the chances of them visiting your backyard. You will even be able to make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home!
 

February 06, 2020 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Profiles in Excellence
Event details:
February 09, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for an inspiring afternoon of presentations and performances in honor of black history at the 37th annual Profiles in Excellence..
 

February 09, 2020 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Object Talks: Lincoln's Lantern
Event details:
February 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us on Lincoln’s birthday to learn about an object in the Museum's collection once owned by Lincoln. Hear about his connections to Lake County and Lake County’s role in the Civil War.
 

February 12, 2020 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
February 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your President’s Day off at the Dunn Museum creating themed crafts.
 

February 17, 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Reima Ratti
Event details:
February 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

February 17, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Look, Learn, Create: Reima Ratti
Event details:
February 19, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
View and discuss the work of Lake County artist, Reima Ratti, and create works of art inspired by his drawings and paintings.
 

February 19, 2020 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Native Drum Circle and Storytelling
Event details:
February 20, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
 

February 20, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers
Event details:
February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 

February 26, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Summer Camp: Art Around Us
Event details:
June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Campers will express their artistic side by creating unique art and learn about local artists from Lake County. We will take a closer look at the artwork in the Dunn Museum collection to be inspired by the art around them and then we will paint, sculpt, draw and practice different artist techniques.
 

June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event details:
July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities and games. We'll look at some magnificent machinery, plant and harvest crops, and make butter.
 

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers
Event details:
August 03, 2020 - August 07, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Travel back in time and journey through more than 10,000 years of Lake County history by exploring the exhibit galleries at the Dunn Museum. Campers will travel from prehistoric times to the 1930s through activities, games, crafts and other adventures to learn the importance of our past.
 

August 03, 2020 - August 07, 2020 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
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