The Museum’s collections, which comprise nearly 20,000 artifacts and items from the Lake County History Archives (previously stored at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda), are now securely housed in Libertyville, in a modern environmentally controlled storage facility. The move was quite amazing to watch. Museum staff packed all of the artifacts, carefully wrapping, boxing and labeling where each item would be placed in the new facility.
The gallery space is taking shape as we continue to install the new exhibitions. This former office environment has been transformed into a dynamic museum everyone can enjoy, complete with artifacts, interactive items, and a dinosaur—everything you would expect from a nationally accredited museum. Our educators are also developing new programs for schools and the public.
We’re excited to share the Dunn Museum with you later this year.
Read more in the fall 2017 issue of Horizons.