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Maple Syrup Hikes

March 9–10, 16–17, 23–24

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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Civil War Days

July 13–14

Each summer, 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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Jul

Birding Lake County

July 18, 2019 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 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.
 
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Jul

Summer Camp: Lake County Time Travelers

July 22, 2019-July 26, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 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.
 
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Jul

Bonner Heritage Farm Tour

July 24, 2019 (01:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


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