Annual History Fair

Elgin History Museum (map)

History comes alive for the whole family! Explore Elgin history in a hands on and interactive way! Weather permitting, activities are planned in the Museum and outside.

Location: Elgin History Museum
Cost:
Free Admission

Radio Players: The Shadow and Our Miss Brooks

Elgin History Museum (map)

Experience the magic of old time radio with sound effects and original music! Radio Players West presents programs based on original radio scripts from the 1930s to 1950s. The actos will present an episode of the classic drama, The Shadow, and the comedy of Our Miss Brooks. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Elgin History Museum
Cost: 
Members: Free; Non-members: $3.00

Candlelight Tour of the Museum

Elgin History Museum (map)

Learn interesting facts about Elgin history on this 45 minute candlelight tour! Light refreshments and food will be served.

Location: Elgin History Museum
Cost: To be Determined

Brown Bag Lunch: Historic U. S. Route 20

Elgin History Museum (map)

Since 2012, Bryan founded the Historic US Route 20 Association and has been actively working with local towns and communities in a grass roots effort to designate 20 as a Historic Highway.  This presentation will tell the history of why the road became Route 20 – starting as a Native American path all the way to the railroads and westward expansion. Hear the stories of the people along the highway who call 20 home. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert provided.

Admission:  Free Admission!
Location: Elgin History Museum (360 Park Street)
Contact/RSVP: Elgin History Museum, 847-742-4248
Time:  12:00 p.m. (Noon)

American Doughboys in World War I

Gail Borden Public Library (map)

American Doughboys in the First World War reviews America's participation in "the war to end all wars" as the Gail Borden Public Library takes listeners on a trip across the battlefields of Northern France to describe the events, people, and places of America's contribution to the defeat of the German Kaiser. Famous engagements such as Belleau Wood, Cantigny, St.-Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne are reviewed with images of what the battlefields look like today. They end by relating the enormous changes that the conflict brought to warfare, society, and populations around the world. Please register.

Location: Gail Borden Public Library - Elgin Room

Annual Classic Car Show

Annual Classic Car Show

Elgin History Museum (map)

Rev up your engines! The classic car show at the Elgin History Museum returns on Sunday, July 16 from 10AM-3PM. Lively music will be getting your feet to dance and good food will be available for purchase all afternoon. Prizes will be awarded for cars. More details to follow! 

The museum will be open at 11AM for regular hours and tours will be available for interested parties.

Location: Elgin History Museum
Cost: 
FREE