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Tinkering Through Time: Volcanoes and Rocks
Event details:
May 23, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Become a geologist during this Tinkering Through Time and learn how fossils are formed, types of rocks, and how volcanoes shaped the earth.
 

May 23, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Historymakers
Event details:
May 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about historymakers from Lake County. A historymaker is an individual or group who has helped make a difference and made a lasting impact in the community.
 

May 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
History Cafe: Susie Smith Minto
Event details:
June 02, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discuss life on the home front during the American Civil War by learning about Susie Smith Minto. Minto wrote letters to many of the men from Lake County fighting in the war. Her letters and diaries are now on display as part of our Minto Collection.
 

June 02, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Event details:
June 06, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Look at all the different transportation options in Lake County. Help your little one make a boat float and a train move!
 

June 06, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Museum Family Crafts: Civil War
Event details:
June 07, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Discover what life was like for families and children during the American Civil War by making crafts and playing games.
 

June 07, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - Dig If You Will
Event details:
June 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the history of Bonner Farm and early settlers to Lake County through a tour of the site and hands-on activities. Find out more about seeds as we dig and plant in our garden.
 

June 13, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Bicentennial of Illinois
Event details:
June 13, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
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.
 

June 13, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Battling Buckthorn
Event details:
June 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
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.
 

June 21, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Bicentennial of Illinois
Event details:
June 22, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
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.
 

June 22, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Summer Camp: Pint-Sized Farmers
Event details:
June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throw on overalls and step into the boots of a modern-day farmer. Discover how food makes its way from farm field to your kitchen table through hands-on exploration, activities, and games. We will plant, harvest, and taste homegrown food from Bonner's organic garden.
 

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Civil War Days: Weekend Pass
Event details:
June 30, 2018 - July 01, 2018
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History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

June 30, 2018 - July 01, 2018
Civil War Days (Saturday)
Event details:
June 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

June 30, 2018 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Civil War Days (Sunday)
Event details:
July 01, 2018
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
History comes to life at this reenactment, featuring battles, period demonstrations, kids' activities and Civil War-era shopping.
 

July 01, 2018 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Nature's Fireworks
Event details:
July 05, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn fun facts about species who use bioluminescence, make a firefly craft and help us put an end to the firefly vs. lightning bug debate with a vote. Drop in program, stop by anytime 5 - 7:30 PM.
 

July 05, 2018 (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - How Does a Garden Grow?
Event details:
July 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Find out what plants need to grow. We'll test soil, check the Farmers' Almanac, and learn about pollination and insects.
 

July 11, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Civil War Stories
Event details:
July 11, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and hear stories of how men and women from Lake County were involved in the American Civil War.
 

July 11, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Civil War Technology
Event details:
July 18, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
What type of technology existed during the American Civil War? Discover the importance of technological advances of that era, ranging from submarines and hot air balloons to photography.
 

July 18, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Native Drum Circle and Storytelling
Event details:
July 19, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 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.
 

July 19, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Civil War Stories
Event details:
July 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and hear stories of how men and women from Lake County were involved in the American Civil War.
 

July 20, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
 
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