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Upcoming Events

Tinkering Through Time: Lake County Inventors
Event details:
November 20, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hear about Lake County’s inventors and then work to create your own invention.
 

November 20, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Museum Store Sunday
Event details:
November 25, 2018
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Be a patron and receive 25% off your merchandise purchase at the Museum Gift Shop on Sunday, November 25 from 12–5 pm. Excludes consignment products.
 

November 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Highlights
Event details:
November 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute highlights tour of the exhibition galleries.
 

November 30, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Settlement of Lake County
Event details:
December 05, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Intrigued by how Lake County came to be? Tour the exhibition galleries to hear stories of our county’s early history and those who settled here.
 

December 05, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Pajama Party Storytime: Owls
Event details:
December 06, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bundle the kids up in their warm jammies and join us for a story and craft about owls.
 

December 06, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Evergreen Trees
Event details:
December 11, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Preschoolers will enjoy a nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft, and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

December 11, 2018 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
History Cafe: Life of a Civil War Woman
Event details:
December 11, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discuss life on the home front by learning about Susie Smith Minto, whose diary and letters reveal much about the lives of Lake County residents during the American Civil War.
 

December 11, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Winter Wonderland
Event details:
December 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bundle up, it’s a winter wonderland! Enjoy stories and crafts centered around snowflakes, snowmen, and all things winter.
 

December 12, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Tinkering Through Time: Potawatomi Art
Event details:
December 19, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
From beadwork to pottery, learn about different Potawatomi art forms, then create your own work of art.
 

December 19, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial
Event details:
December 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
As the Illinois Bicentennial celebration comes to a close, hear Raupp Museum curator, Debbie Fandrei, discuss artifacts from the book 200 Objects That Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties. Then view a number of these artifacts on display in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
 

December 20, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
December 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your winter break creating free winter-themed crafts.
 

December 28, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Settlement of Lake County
Event details:
December 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Intrigued by how Lake County came to be? Tour the exhibition galleries to hear stories of our county’s early history and those who settled here.
 

December 28, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
New Year's Celebration
Event details:
January 03, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Through crafts and activities, learn how people around the world celebrate the start of the new year.
 

January 03, 2019 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
January 04, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities. There will be fossils to touch, crafts to make and games to play.
 

January 04, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Dunn Museum
Event details:
January 09, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the exhibition galleries.
 

January 09, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Small Discoveries: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Event details:
January 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Look at all the different transportation options in Lake County. Help your little one learn how to make a boat float and a train move!
 

January 16, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Animals in Winter
Event details:
January 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where are all the animals? Come learn about Lake County animals, how they've adapted to survive in the cold and the best ways to view them in winter.
 

January 17, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
 
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