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From Seed to Sprout - And Field to Fork
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
Lunchtime Tours
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September 05, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 

September 05, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Monarchs and Milkweeds
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September 06, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop in and learn about this magical migrator and its reliance on milkweed through hands-on activities and crafts.
 

September 06, 2018 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Mammoths and Mastodons
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September 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What is the difference between a mammoth and a mastodon? Discover the differences through fossils, stories, crafts, and more!
 

September 12, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
History Hacked: Civil War Drum
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September 13, 2018
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Who were the drummers behind the drums? Hear the story behind the Civil War drum in our An American Frontier exhibition and learn more about other Civil War drummers.
 

September 13, 2018 (3:00 PM - 3:45 PM)
Homeschool Companion: Fall on the Farm
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September 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn about the work done on early Lake County farms as you try out a variety of related hands-on activities and tour Bonner Farm.
 

September 19, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Artist Talk: Lake County Jewlery
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September 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hear jewelry artist Deb Brown Bryant explain her process and inspiration for her jewelry designs. Then, connect with local history at the Dunn Museum as you hear about a piece of jewelry in museum's collection.
 

September 20, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours
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September 21, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Enjoy 30-minute guided and themed tours of the exhibition galleries.
 

September 21, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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
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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
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)
 
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