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Comic Book Cover Contest

Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville by June 1 for a chance to win a guided tour of Marvelocity exhibition.


Forest Preserves Filling Part-time, Temporary Positions

Looking to spend the summer outdoors in a beautiful, natural setting? We are in the process of hiring an array of temporary and part-time positions, from lifeguards to golf course attendants.


2019 History Symposium: Prohibition in Lake County

The Dunn Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters related to this year's theme: Prohibition in Lake County.

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Independence Grove Beach Passes Available

Season passes to the swimming beach at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase on or before May 1 and receive a 10 percent discount.


Spring Walks in Your Preserves

Enjoy this beautiful spring weather with a guided walk through a preserve.


Birdwatching Hot spots

Have you ever wondered what type of bird lives in your backyard or what birds travel through your local forest preserve? Each spring, thousands of birds utilize Lake County Forest Preserve to feed, rest and nest.

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Dunn Museum Hosts Alex Ross Signing Event

Comic book artist Alex Ross will take part in a rare signing event at the Dunn Museum on Saturday, March 9, from 2–5 pm.

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