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Maple Syrup Hikes

Held annually in March

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.

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HistorySymposiumLake County History Symposium

Held annually in November

This daylong symposium focuses on a different theme each year. 

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Civil War School Days

Held annually in May

Learn about the American Civil War firsthand as you join Civil War re-enactors and Dunn Museum staff for a day of artillery, infantry and medical demonstrations, along with performances by Harriet Tubman, President and Mrs. Lincoln, and Generals Grant and Lee. Also includes Civil War era music, stories from the Lake County home front, and more. Learn more »

 


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Halloween Hikes

Held annually in October

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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Cuentos from the Americas

November 21, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Hear a combination of ancient legends, myths, folktales, and personal tales from North, Central and South America in this engaging musical and movement performance from storyteller Jasmin Cardenas.
 
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Nov

Lunchtime Tours: Foodways

November 22, 2019 (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


Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 
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Nov
 
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Hear Cynthia Clampitt tell the story of how corn has developed over its 10,000 history. Starting off as a weedy grass in Mexico, it was nurtured by Native Americans, then spanned the globe and drove westward expansion. Find out about its historical impact and why it is so vital today. This program is supported by Illinois Humanities.
 
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