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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 - FULL
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)
Summer Camp: Make a Museum
Event details:
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)
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)
 
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