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Small Discoveries - Hop into Spring
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CANCELED
April 08, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate the arrival of spring with craft, stories, and learning about historic spring activities.
 

April 08, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Object Talks - Reima Ratti Painting
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CANCELED
April 09, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Take a closer look at a painting by Waukegan artist, Reima Ratti. Hear about the artist's involvement in the Civilian Conservation Corps and how he documented the world around him.
 

April 09, 2020 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
CANCELED 
Lunchtime Tours - Reima Ratti
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CANCELED
April 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for your last opportunity to tour the exhibit, Reima V. Ratti: Life and Art in the Great Depression. Learn more about the artist, his work and his roots in Lake County.
 

April 10, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
CANCELED 
Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
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CANCELED
April 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 

April 15, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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Birchbark Quill Cradle Discussion
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CANCELED
April 16, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us for a discussion and presentation by artists Terri Hom and Pat Kruse. The artists will discuss their collaboration on remaking a birchbark quill cradle and their efforts to research and preserve birchbark quill art. Historic and contemporary examples of the cradles will be on display.
 

April 16, 2020 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
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Senior Series - Hollywood on the Prairie
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April 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hear the story of the motion picture industry from the 1890s to 1910, beginning with Thomas Edison's laboratory in Menlo Park to Edward Amet's backyard movie studio in Waukegan, and Lake County's connection to Essanay Studios in Chicago.
 

April 22, 2020 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
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Lunchtime Tours - Lake County Highlights
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CANCELED
April 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the permanent exhibition galleries.
 

April 24, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
CANCELED 
Art in Your Backyard
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CANCELED
April 30, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Join us in this after school program to create crafts centered around nature.
 

April 30, 2020 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
CANCELED 
Lunchtime Tours - Inventions
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May 06, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour to learn about inventions that have been created throughout time.
 

May 06, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Spotlight on Collections Care
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May 07, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Take a rare peek at our Collections Care and Storage Facility and experience a 30 minute guided tour focusing on the preservation of unique objects in our collection. Tours will leave at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 with no more than 10 adults at at time.
 

May 07, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Exhibit Opening - Science + You
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May 09, 2020
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Learn what science is all about in the new temporary exhibit, Science + You. Fill your day with science experiments, crafts, and more!
 

May 09, 2020 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Small Discoveries - Science + You
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May 14, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grab your lab coats and get ready for engaging science experiments and learn what it takes to be a scientist. .
 

May 14, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Lunchtime Tours - Inventions
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May 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour to learn about inventions that have been created throughout time.
 

May 21, 2020 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Nature's Sixth Sense: How Animals Observe the World
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May 21, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
From seeing ultraviolet light to detecting electrical fields, animals observe the world in ways that we cannot perceive. Learn the biology behind amazing animal senses.
 

May 21, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
 
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