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Virtual Program-Homeschool Companion-Groundbreaking Women of WWII
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January 22, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Join other homeschoolers to learn about the inspiring roles women played in the military during WWII, with staff from the First Division Museum at Cantigny and the Dunn Museum. This program highlights the Museum's temporary exhibition, 'Breaking Barriers: Women in the Military.'
 

January 22, 2021 (10:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
Virtual Program-Elizabeth Keckley-Seamstress
Event details:
February 04, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Marlene Rivero brings Elizabeth Keckley to life. Initially known for her work in the White House for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley gained a reputation as a first-rate tailor and dressmaker while enslaved. As an ex-slave she was still forced to make concessions on her prices in order to get work from the white middle- and upper-class women she worked for. Keckley then created her own business, eventually employing over twenty women.
 

February 04, 2021 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Virtual Program-Profiles in Excellence
Event details:
February 06, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Join us virtually for inspiring presentations and performances in honor of Black History Month at the 38th annual Profiles in Excellence event.
 

February 06, 2021 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)
Virtual Program-The Blodgett Brothers
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February 11, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hear the stories of one of Waukegan’s early families, the Blodgetts, including their involvement in anti-slavery societies, the Civil War, and Abraham Lincoln’s visit to Waukegan.
 

February 11, 2021 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Playing the Past Scout Badge
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February 15, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Learn about life during the Civil War through the letters and diary of local resident Susie Minto.
 

February 15, 2021 (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM)
Virtual Program-Dunn Museum Tour of Historymakers
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February 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
On this pre-recorded virtual tour of the Dunn Museum, learn about historymakers from Lake County. Hear stories about the first African American settler, the escape and journey of an enslaved person on the Underground Railroad, and the Booker T. Washington Progressive Club. Attendees will be able to engage with a museum educator before and after the tour for discussion and Q & A.
 

February 24, 2021 (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Virtual Program-Detective Scout Badge
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March 06, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Hone your investigative skills as you learn about interesting facets of Lake County history, including the largest train robbery in U.S. history,
 

March 06, 2021 (10:00 AM - 10:45 AM)
 
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