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Wildflowers in Winter
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January 26, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder what those scraggly looking "weeds" are in the snowy fields? Now's your chance to find out! Join an educator to identify a few of those plants and their functions.
 
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Walk with a Naturalist: Greenbelt Forest Preserve
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February 01, 2020
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Come enjoy winter and learn about the amazing restoration work restoration that has done at this site.
 
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
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February 01, 2020
12:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Come celebrate Adlai E. Stevenson II Day in Illinois! Drop in to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations. Tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 
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Groundhog or Woodchuck? Drop-In
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February 02, 2020
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Celebrate this unique tradition by dropping in anytime during open hours to learn about Lake County's largest squirrel and one of the few true mammal hibernators of Lake County.
 
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Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers
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February 05, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 
Playdate with Nature
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February 06, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
Backyard Birds
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February 06, 2020
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Come learn about the birds you are likely to see this winter and how to increase the chances of them visiting your backyard. You will even be able to make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home!
 
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Profiles in Excellence
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February 09, 2020
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Join us for an inspiring afternoon of presentations and performances in honor of black history at the 37th annual Profiles in Excellence..
 
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Object Talks: Lincoln's Lantern
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February 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us on Lincoln’s birthday to learn about an object in the Museum's collection once owned by Lincoln. Hear about his connections to Lake County and Lake County’s role in the Civil War.
 
Connecting Kids with Nature
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February 13, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Unite kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn the benefits of nature play.
 
Astronomy Program
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February 14, 2020
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08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting. In partnership with Skokie Valley Astronomers.
 
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Museum Family Crafts
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February 17, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Spend your President’s Day off at the Dunn Museum creating themed crafts.
 
Lunchtime Tours: Reima Ratti
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February 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Tour the exhibit Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression, to learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 
Hikin' Tykes: Cardinals
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February 18, 2020
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Cardinals are a welcoming splash of color in a winter scene. Learn what makes this bird so special through a nature-based story and craft. Perhaps we'll seen one on our walk outdoors.
 
Look, Learn, Create: Reima Ratti
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February 19, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
View and discuss the work of Lake County artist, Reima Ratti, and create works of art inspired by his drawings and paintings.
 
Native Drum Circle and Storytelling
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February 20, 2020
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Join us for a presentation of traditional Native Woodland singing and storytelling by the Seven Springs All Nations Drum from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
 
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Sunrise Stroll: Nippersink
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February 22, 2020
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Join us for a late winter walk as we explore the preserve in search of the first signs of spring.
 
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Winter Discovery Walk
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February 23, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Winter unveils a world of animal and plant treasures that are hidden other times of the year. Join us to make your own winter discoveries on this guided walk. After exploring, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa in the Welcome Center.
 
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Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers
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February 26, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville, IL , 60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County, including the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 
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