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Object Talks-The Cradleboard

Wigwam in the Dunn Museum

Object Talks-The Cradleboard

Monday, October 11

1 PM - 1:30 PM


Dunn Museum


Registration is closed.

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



How did the Potawatomi care for their children in the 19th century? Are cradleboards still used today? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we take a closer look at a circa 1900 cradleboard from our Museum collections and learn about Potawatomi childcare and family life.

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.

Included with museum admission. The program will take palce in the North Shore Gas Education Classroom and museum galleries.

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Sarah Salto

Dunn Museum 1899 West Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL, 60048