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From Seed to Sprout: Food Preservation Then and Now
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August 21, 2019
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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.
 

August 21, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Bess Bower Dunn Day
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August 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Happy Birthday Bess! Celebrate Bess Bower Dunn’s birthday with free admission and special
activities throughout the day.
 

August 23, 2019 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Marvelocity
Event details:
August 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Get a closer look at the exhibition Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross on this 30-minute guided tour.
 

August 30, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Hands-On Family Tour
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September 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Travel through time on this interactive, hands on, sensory-based family tour throughout the Dunn Museum's exhibits.
 

September 05, 2019 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
Event details:
September 11, 2019
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.
 

September 11, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Chicagoland Prehistory
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September 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In honor of Archaeology Awareness Month, enjoy a lecture by Great Lakes archaeologist, Dan Melone, as he discusses the Native people of pre-settlement Chicago. Dan will present his prehistoric and historic findings from the Lake and McHenry County region.
 

September 18, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Healthy Hedges
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September 19, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about our efforts to eliminate buckthorn. Experts will share tips for removing this invasive species and suggest great replacement plants. Let us inspire you to join the movement toward a healthier Lake County.
 

September 19, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Object Talks: Women of Fort Sheridan
Event details:
September 25, 2019
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Take a closer look at a woman’s military uniform from Fort Sheridan and hear stories of the important roles women played in both the military and at the Fort.
 

September 25, 2019 (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Lake County Highlights
Event details:
September 26, 2019
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.
 

September 26, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Exhibit Opening: A Celebration of Souls
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September 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us at the opening of A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico. Create crafts such as paper flowers and learn about traditions on a guided tour.
 

September 28, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Animals of the Night
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October 03, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drop-in and learn about animals that come out at night and make a craft to take home.
 

October 03, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: A Celebration of Souls
Event details:
October 09, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Tour through the exhibit A Celebration of Souls to learn more about the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos in southern Mexico.
 

October 09, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Hops and History
Event details:
October 11, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grab a beer, engage in local history and hang out with friends after hours at the Dunn Museum with Light the Lamp Brewery. Go on a scavenger hunt through the museum's galleries, learn the story of the first brewery in Lake County, and explore Day of the Dead traditions in our temporary exhibit.. This event is for ages 21+ only.
 

October 11, 2019 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Exploring Day of the Dead
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October 14, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Discover the story of how calaveras, humorous skeleton drawings associated with Day of the Dead, came to be and explore other traditions associated with the holiday.
 

October 14, 2019 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Dryptosaurus at the Dunn: Designing a Dinosaur through Art and Science
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October 17, 2019
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Come learn about one of America's first dinosaur discoveries, Dryptosaurus. See the life-sized flesh-reconstruction of the predator and hear all about the process from the artist, Tyler Keillor, who created it.
 

October 17, 2019 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
 
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