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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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Comic Book Cover Contest

April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019 (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
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May

Small Discoveries: Mini Historian

May 22, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your little ones become mini historians as they explore and learn about historical objects, create family trees, and more.
 
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Take a closer look at the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross, on this 30 minute tour.
 
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May

County Pop Con Pre-Party

May 25, 2019 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Visit the Dunn Museum ahead of the County Pop Con at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake to show off your cosplay, tour the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross and participate in superhero activities.
 
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