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Upcoming Events

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)
Summer Camp: Make a Museum
Event details:
CANCELLED
July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ever wonder how a museum works? This camp explores what it takes to build and operate a museum. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with museum professionals, learn about collections, and how to design an exhibit. As they learn, they will create their own temporary exhibit which will open up on the last day of camp.
 

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
History Hacked: Cradleboard
Event details:
July 24, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

How did the Potawatomi care for their children in the 19th century? Are cradleboards still used today? Find out the answers to these questions and more as we take a closer look at a cradleboard from our collections and learn about Potawatomi childcare and family life.
 

July 24, 2018 (2:00 PM - 2:45 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - Watching it Grow
Event details:
July 25, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about the parts of a plant and which parts we eat as we work in our garden and end with a taste test.
 

July 25, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summer Camp: Art in your Backyard - FULL
Event details:
July 30, 2018 - August 03, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Explore the plants, trees, and flowers that are right outside our doors, and create art from natural materials. Grow your art skills with projects like observational drawing, fabric dyeing, creating story stones, making paper and more.
 

July 30, 2018 - August 03, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM)
Museum Family Crafts: Art in Your Backyard
Event details:
August 02, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us in our North Shore Gas Education Classroom to make crafts centered around nature.
 

August 02, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: People and Nature
Event details:
August 08, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and discuss ways people have utilized the land in Lake County and been inspired by its natural beauty.
 

August 08, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
History Cafe: Edward Amet
Event details:
August 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy an afternoon discussing one of the most fascinating inventors from Lake County, Edward Amet. Learn about his history, legacy, and why he is not well-known today.
 

August 14, 2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - And Field to Fork
Event details:
August 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How does food get from the farm to our tables today? Learn about farming equipment and about food beneficial to our health and our planet, as we work in our garden and check on our plants.
 

August 15, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Blanding's Turtle Conservation in Lake County
Event details:
August 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join our Wildlife Biologist, Gary Glowacki as he discusses the use of innovative conservation strategies to bolster our local populations of this globally imperiled species.
 

August 16, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: People and Nature
Event details:
August 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour the exhibition galleries and discuss ways people have utilized the land in Lake County and been inspired by its natural beauty.
 

August 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Small Discoveries: Back to School
Event details:
August 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
It is time to start school! Come explore our one-room schoolhouse and look at objects, play games and make crafts.
 

August 22, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Bess Bower Dunn Day
Event details:
August 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free museum admission and special activities throughout the day.
 

August 23, 2018 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
From Seed to Sprout - Food Preservation Then and Now
Event details:
August 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
How do the seasons of the year impact our food? Learn more about farm life in the 1800s and food preservation for the Bonner Family and for us today.
 

August 29, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
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