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Civil War Days

June 30 & July 1

Each July, the Dunn 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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Halloween Hikes

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Join us at Ryerson Woods for a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider. Not scary. Even your littlest will enjoy this family favorite. Learn more »

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Maple Syrup Hikes

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Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste. Program also available as a school or scout field trip.



 


 

HistorySymposiumLake County History Symposium

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This day-long symposium focuses on a different theme each year. 

 

 

 

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History Cafe: Edward Amet

August 14, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Enjoy an afternoon discussing one of the most fascinating inventors from Lake County, Edward Amet. Learn about his history, legacy, and why he is not well-known today.
 
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Aug

From Seed to Sprout - And Field to Fork

August 15, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How does food get from the farm to our tables today? Learn about farming equipment and about food beneficial to our health and our planet, as we work in our garden and check on our plants.
 
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Join our Wildlife Biologist, Gary Glowacki as he discusses the use of innovative conservation strategies to bolster our local populations of this globally imperiled species.
 
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Aug

Lunchtime Tours: People and Nature

August 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Tour the exhibition galleries and discuss ways people have utilized the land in Lake County and been inspired by its natural beauty.
 
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