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Tinkering Through Time: Potawatomi Art
Event details:
CANCELLED
December 19, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
From beadwork to pottery, learn about different Potawatomi art forms, then create your own work of art.
 

December 19, 2018 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
CANCELLED 
Celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial
Event details:
December 20, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
As the Illinois Bicentennial celebration comes to a close, hear Raupp Museum curator, Debbie Fandrei, discuss artifacts from the book 200 Objects That Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties. Then view a number of these artifacts on display in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
 

December 20, 2018 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Museum Family Crafts
Event details:
December 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899 W. Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Spend your winter break creating free winter-themed crafts.
 

December 28, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Settlement of Lake County
Event details:
December 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Intrigued by how Lake County came to be? Tour the exhibition galleries to hear stories of our county’s early history and those who settled here.
 

December 28, 2018 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
New Year's Celebration
Event details:
January 03, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Through crafts and activities, learn how people around the world celebrate the start of the new year.
 

January 03, 2019 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Museum Curiosity Stations
Event details:
January 04, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County
1899. W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities. There will be fossils to touch, crafts to make and games to play.
 

January 04, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Dunn Museum
Event details:
January 09, 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 exhibition galleries.
 

January 09, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Small Discoveries: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
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January 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Look at all the different transportation options in Lake County. Help your little one learn how to make a boat float and a train move!
 

January 16, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Animals in Winter
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January 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where are all the animals? Come learn about Lake County animals, how they've adapted to survive in the cold and the best ways to view them in winter.
 

January 17, 2019 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Printing Press
Event details:
January 23, 2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
How does a printing press work? How were they used in Illinois? Find out the answers to these questions and practice making different prints.
 

January 23, 2019 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Lunchtime Tours: Dunn Museum
Event details:
January 24, 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 exhibition galleries.
 

January 24, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
Meet the Author: Marlene Brill - Diary of a Drummer Boy
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January 26, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Explore the life of Civil War drummer boy, Orion Howe, of Waukegan, with author Marlene Brill as she reads from her children’s book. Following the reading, there will be crafts, activities and a book signing.
 

January 26, 2019 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
Meet the Author: David Powell
Event details:
January 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Me. Powell is the author of "The Maps of Chickamauga" (2009), among many other titles.
 

January 26, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Homeschool Companion: Potawatomi Lifeways
Event details:
February 06, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn about the daily lives of Native people in the area in the early 19th century, the impact of the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, and the continuance of Native cultures today.
 

February 06, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Lunchtime Tours: African American History Makers
Event details:
February 06, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
1899 W Winchester Road
Libertyville,IL
60048

Learn about African American historymakers from Lake County such as Amos Bennett, the first African American settler, the Golden Thirteen Navy divers, and James Brister, the first African American dentist in Lake County.
 

February 06, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
How Coyote Was the Moon
Event details:
February 07, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Come read the story "How Coyote Was the Moon" and learn why coyotes have been portrayed as wily tricksters in the past and present. Then touch coyote fur and learn why they are very “talkative” during the winter months.
 

February 07, 2019 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
History Hacked: Lincoln's Lantern
Event details:
February 12, 2019
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us on Lincoln’s birthday to learn about an object in the Dunn Museum collections that was once owned by Lincoln, his connections to Lake County and Lake County’s role in the Civil War.
 

February 12, 2019 (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Small Discoveries: Mittens
Event details:
February 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Have fun matching, sorting and reading about all types of mittens.
 

February 13, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Profiles in Excellence: Power of Words
Event details:
February 17, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrate black history month with African American authors, poets and songwriters, including award-winning, international artist, SaulPaul. Part rapper, part singer-songwriter, SaulPaul blends his voice, guitar and loop pedal to produce a show that is nothing less than an experience. Known for entertaining, inspiring and empowering audiences, SaulPaul creates music with a message, using his platform to advocate for youth and promote social good.
 

February 17, 2019 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
 
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