Elgin Public Museum

Elgin Public Museum The Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology is located in beautiful Lords Park, over looking the zoo. We do outstanding programming and continually change exhibits
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10/16/2018

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How do they do it???Check out our wonderful student intern, Zack, dusting the Irish deer!
10/16/2018

How do they do it???

Check out our wonderful student intern, Zack, dusting the Irish deer!

10/16/2018

We have 13 vendors signed up for Day of the Dead. Plus the food vendor.

10/15/2018

The food for Day of the Dead is being furnished by Mario's Cart. Oct. 28

10/15/2018

The cookies are going to be made by Pastigels Bakery and sponsored by Chantal Otiz Meza, a local Farmers Insurance Agent. Be there. Day of the Dead, Oct. 28.

10/15/2018

Start planning now for what you're going to buy at Day of the Dead, Oct. 28.

10/15/2018

Lots of fun was had at our Science Night last Friday! Check out this experiment conducted by EPM Educator Francesca Zomkowski:

"True golden rod paper is a PH indicator. I sprayed an ammonia water solution in my hand. Since ammonia is basic, The paper turned red!"

Here’s a photo from our recent Native American Day. Thank you Sal Redhawk for your marvelous presentation. It is alway...
10/15/2018

Here’s a photo from our recent Native American Day. Thank you Sal Redhawk for your marvelous presentation. It is always a big hit and much appreciated. Hundreds showed up despite the poor weather. The vendors, as always, were right on point and had so many exciting things to share.

10/12/2018

Tonight is Science Night - Halloween. 6 to 8 pm at Elgin Public Museum. Be there.

10/11/2018

Only one more night until Science Night. Halloween. Oct. 12 6 pm until 8 pm

10/10/2018

Plan to come to Science Night this week at 6:00 to 8:00!\

10/08/2018

Our next big event is Day of the Dead, Oct. 28.

Elgin Public Museum
10/08/2018

Elgin Public Museum

10/08/2018

I found a rock outside the back door at the Museum. It says on it "read". On the other side it said O'Neal Elementary. Thank you, we will pass it on!

FB friend Adriana Cali Fornia stated "Went to the bison blessing today at Lord's park and they were teaching native Tain...
10/08/2018

FB friend Adriana Cali Fornia stated "Went to the bison blessing today at Lord's park and they were teaching native Taino symbols, thought I would come home and draw them on some rocks... Frog-Snail-Sun-Turtle"

Thanks Adriana.

If you missed the chance to check out the Volunteerpalooza at Gail Borden Library, here are some photos of the booths th...
10/06/2018
9-27-18 Volunteer Palooza

If you missed the chance to check out the Volunteerpalooza at Gail Borden Library, here are some photos of the booths that were there! And of course, you can reach out to us anytime to become a volunteer here! Ongoing and one-time event volunteers are always needed and SO appreciated!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gailborden/sets/72157698768324302

Explore this photo album by Gail Borden Public Library on Flickr!

10/05/2018

After holding this thing for years and years, I think this is only the second time we've had rain.

10/04/2018

Joseph Podlasek just notified me that he had a death in the head veteran's family at Trickster Gallery, and he isn't able to be here on Saturday.

10/04/2018

The weather forecast is rain for Saturday, but our Native American Day will just be inside.

10/02/2018

If you've ever wondered - our director is Peggie Stromberg; our educator is Francesca Zumkowski; our facilities manager is Sara Russell; our assistant educator is Marge Fox; our desk attendants are Georgie Camacho and Carolyn Putz. The rest of our wonderful people are board members and volunteers.

10/02/2018

Please try to attend the Native American Day, Saturday, Oct. 6.

10/01/2018

Got a check from the city today for those who "walked" for the Elgin Public Museum.

10/01/2018

Among the vendors for Native American Day are Denise Ann, air fresheners; Osbourne Books; Juio Saurez, seed jewelry; Dawn Wrobel, drums; Erica Lemon, woodland prints, Bar B CUE Family, food truck, and Mama Lee's Gourmet Popcorn

10/01/2018

plan to come to Native American day!

09/27/2018

At Gail Borden Public Library for Volunteerpalooza. Stop in and check out the opportunities! We really could use help for our Day of the Dead program on 28th

Interested in the natural sciences, anthropology, local history, all of the above? Want that hands-on experience that wi...
09/27/2018

Interested in the natural sciences, anthropology, local history, all of the above? Want that hands-on experience that will put you a cut above the rest on that college application? Retired and looking to get more involved in the community? Visit our booth from 5-8pm TONIGHT at Gail Borden Library's Volunteerpalooza!!!

09/27/2018

This year is the 100th anniversary Of the Migratory Bird Act. It came too late to protect the Passenger Pigeon. Sadly, billions of these birds were slaughtered. By 1900 the last Passenger Pigeon in the wild was seen on March 24 in Ohio. Finally the last Passenger Pigeon alive on earth - a bird named Marthe - died at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914.

Have you ever wondered just how big a mammoth really was?? Come check out these bones and see for yourself!
09/27/2018

Have you ever wondered just how big a mammoth really was?? Come check out these bones and see for yourself!

09/26/2018

Midwest Soarring will be here to do the bison blessing Oct. 6.

09/25/2018

Gordon Garcia renewed at the individual rate.

Gail Borden Public Library
09/25/2018

Gail Borden Public Library

There's so much to explore at Elgin Public Museum! Show your #GailBordenPL library card throughout September and receive 10% off any item in the store.
www.gailborden.info/deals
#LibraryCardSignUpMonth

09/24/2018
Tonight we'll be livestreaming a portion of our talk with Dave Kaptain, current Elgin Mayor and former head of the Elgin...
09/24/2018

Tonight we'll be livestreaming a portion of our talk with Dave Kaptain, current Elgin Mayor and former head of the Elgin Water Reclamation District, at the museum! We hope you can make it out to ask your questions. If not, check it out here, 7pm!

Hi kiddos, we'd like you to meet our newest member of the museum! Named in memory of the beloved Lord's Park bison, Dako...
09/24/2018

Hi kiddos, we'd like you to meet our newest member of the museum! Named in memory of the beloved Lord's Park bison, Dakota, this shy girl can be found hiding in the museum and if YOU find her YOU get a prize!

09/24/2018

We're having Ribs at Native American Day.

Don't miss out on this FREE event for all ages Saturday, October 6th from 11-4pm!Discover Native American culture, past ...
09/23/2018

Don't miss out on this FREE event for all ages Saturday, October 6th from 11-4pm!

Discover Native American culture, past and present, from housing to arts, dance to cooking techniques. Events include:
*Sal Redhawk- portraying Potawatomi lifeways from late 18th and early 19th century with his longhouse.
*Bill Buchholtz Allison- performing Native flute
*Ken Geier- demonstrating flintknapping (making stone tools like arrows and projectile points)
*Abaigeal- demonstrating the shawl dance

Observe the annual Bison Blessing at 12pm and stay to enjoy local vendors and food trucks!

09/21/2018

A little cooler today!

Believe it or not, the weather will turn cold around here! When it does, we've got a great lineup of indoor story hours ...
09/20/2018

Believe it or not, the weather will turn cold around here! When it does, we've got a great lineup of indoor story hours for your children. Join us at 11am the first Saturday of each month, starting October 6!

Do you like clean water? So do we! Come join us THIS MONDAY for a discussion with our Mayor, Dave Kaptain, about how we ...
09/20/2018

Do you like clean water? So do we! Come join us THIS MONDAY for a discussion with our Mayor, Dave Kaptain, about how we can protect this precious resource that flows through our community and out of our taps.

09/20/2018

Carl and Mary Ellen Flaks renewed at the sustaining level and added to their membership.

09/18/2018

Just had an update on Jurassic night. Updated , final version is 505 people, 25 members. Wow. Just wow.

09/17/2018

Time is drawing nigh for Native American Cultural Days. Oct. 6.

09/17/2018

Wow. Over 300 at Jurassic Classic Friday night!

What a great turnout for Jurassic Science Night last night! Thanks guys! Hey, follow us on Instagram too @Elgin Public M...
09/15/2018

What a great turnout for Jurassic Science Night last night! Thanks guys! Hey, follow us on Instagram too @Elgin Public Museum!

Address

225 Grand Blvd, Lords Park
Elgin, IL
60120

bus service to Lords Park

Opening Hours

Saturday 00:00 - 16:00
Sunday 00:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(847) 741-6655

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