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Halloween Hikes

Friday and Saturday, October 19–20 6–8 pm.

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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Civil War Days

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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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Potawatomi Hunting Camp

November 17, 2018 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Visit a recreation of a Potawatomi hunting camp. Speak with expert costumed interpreters to learn about evolving Native lifeways, cultural values, hunting practices and the fur trade.
 
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Fall Family Fest

November 17, 2018 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Celebrate the season at the Dunn Museum! Create fall-inspired crafts, experiment to see if a pumpkin sinks or floats, and learn how the Potawatomi lived hundreds of years ago.
 
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Tinkering Through Time: Lake County Inventors

November 20, 2018 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Hear about Lake County’s inventors and then work to create your own invention.
 
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