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Dunn Museum


Special Exhibition Gallery


Our Voice is Black History: Past, Present, Future | Open virtually through October 24
A collaboration between the Dunn Museum and the College of Lake County’s Black Student Union, this exhibit offers a unique look at a representation of the African American voice of Lake County. Presented virtually, the exhibition examines and explores multigenerational stories and experiences through graphic design, poetry, writing, art, and video interviews that portray the voice of the African Americans’ past and reality, which becomes Our Voice. This exhibition will be open for in-person viewing at the Dunn Museum from July 3–October 24.

Sponsored by the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

NOTE: Virtual exhibit will not open in Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge Legacy.


Breaking Barriers: Women in the Military | On exhibit at the Dunn Museum through June 13
For centuries, women have helped to defend the nation in times of war and conflict. In this tribute to those who served, the Dunn Museum shares unique Lake County stories and explores women’s roles as nurses, auxiliary personnel, enlistees, and officers in the U.S. military. The nation’s struggle was their struggle, and women wanted to have a larger role, equal to men in responsibility and risk.

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Prehistoric Lake County

The First People

An American Frontier

Innovations and Preservation

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