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CivilWarDays

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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Jun

Battling Buckthorn

June 21, 2018 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn, one of the area’s most invasive plants. Experts will share identification and removal tips. Let us inspire you to join the effort and make Lake County a buckthorn-free zone.
 
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Jun
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Lake County and the Dunn Museum celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818-2018) with a temporary special exhibition that showcases objects that have made local history.
 
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