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Object Talks-Magniscope


Object Talks-Magniscope

Thursday, September 23

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Dunn Museum


Registration is closed.

Important: Registration closed at 12:00 AM the day of the program.



Is Lake County the birth place of the motion picture projector? 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.

Uncover the stories of the rich artifacts at the Dunn Museum with the series Object Talks. Engage with one object at a time to ask questions, learn the historical sigificance, and dig deeper into the past.

Includes museum admission. The program will take place in the North Shore Gas Education Classroom and museum galleries. 

For up to date COVID-19 protocols visit:


Sarah Salto

Dunn Museum 1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL, 60048