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Upcoming Events

Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations
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September 26, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Test your engineering and science skills as you explore how the Potawatomi and others utilized a vast array of natural resources in our area, then investigate a variety of local wildlife adaptations.
 

September 26, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Meet the Author: David Powell
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September 29, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Illinois Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Mr. Powell is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga, among many other titles.The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
 

September 29, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time - Bonner Farm
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September 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Come learn about life on the farm from early settlement to today, with hands-on activities and a visit to the garden!
 

September 30, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Dinosaurs vs. Reptiles
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October 04, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Although dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, there is still confusion between reptiles and dinosaurs. Put on your dino shirt and come learn about what made dinosaurs so special, meet a live reptile and make a dinosaur craft to take home.
 

October 04, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Silly Sounds
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October 10, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
What types of sounds do instruments make? Learn about instruments and sound vibrations by creating your own instrument.
 

October 10, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Dunn Museum Teacher Open House
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October 11, 2018
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn about exciting programs and resources for your class, tour the exhibitions and take part in guided teacher training sessions with our education staff. Professional development credits available.
 

October 11, 2018 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
History Cafe: The Blodgett Family
Event details:
October 13, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Families in Lake County often have fascinating histories with many connections throughout the area. In this program, you will hear more about one of those families, the Blodgetts, and their involvement in anti-slavery societies, the Civil War, and more.
 

October 13, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
2018 Ethel Untermyer Conservation Forum: Preserving Lake County
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October 14, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lake County has a rich history of preservation. Join Dunn Museum curator, Diana Dretske, as we step back in time to meet the individuals whose efforts preserved the county’s historical and natural heritage, such as Robert Vogel, pictured here in 1957 with the Museum’s 420 million-year-old fossil.
 

October 14, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Inventions
Event details:
October 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour on innovations and inventions.
 

October 17, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Spooky Lake County
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October 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ever wonder about the haunted locations in Lake County? At this spooktacular program, you will hear about all the spooky events in Lake County history.
 

October 18, 2018 (7:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Small Discoveries: Fall Colors
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October 24, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Explore the variety of fall colors through color mixing, nature crafts, and storytime.
 

October 24, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: Inventions
Event details:
October 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour on innovations and inventions.
 

October 26, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Mini Historian
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November 01, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Help your little ones become mini historians as they explore our Museum galleries and learn about historical objects.
 

November 01, 2018 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Highlights
Event details:
November 07, 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 07, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
History Hacked: Abana Spring Water Crate
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November 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial (1818–2018) with guest speaker Jenny Berry of the Libertyville–Mundelein Historical Society as she shares the history behind the Abana Spring Water Crate on display in our Special Exhibition Gallery.
 

November 13, 2018 (3:00 PM - 3:45 PM)
Small Discoveries: Five Senses
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November 14, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about your five senses through activities and play.
 

November 14, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
But it's cold outside!
Event details:
November 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

The temperature may be dropping but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Come learn about the many opportunities to get outside and enjoy your forest preserves in winter.
 

November 15, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Potawatomi Hunting Camp
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November 17, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Visit a recreation of a Potawatomi hunting camp. Speak with expert costumed interpreters to learn about evolving Native lifeways, cultural values, hunting practices and the fur trade.
 

November 17, 2018 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
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)
 
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