New Days. New Hours. The museum is now open Tu, Wed 1-4pm and Th 10am-1pm.
The Research Center is open by appointment only. See "Plan Your Visit" for details. 
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Programs & Events

Our robust and eclectic roster of programs and events brings people of all ages and walks of life into the History Center to experience a local, national and world view of why history matters.

There's something for everyone; from our annual Trivia Night and genealogy series to expert panel discussions, stories shared by local historians, family programs, music, walking tours and more! 

Check out our upcoming programs and events below and join us.

 

Programs & Events

We're excited to introduce our "History on the Move!" series of docent-led walking tours.

See below for our September line-up with more to come in October and November. Our regular programming will remain virtual until it is safe to gather indoors in large groups.  

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Gene Hotchkiss 2020 Local Legend
- Login via Zoom at 6:50 pm Program begins at 7:00 pm
The comfort of your home
$50
triangle park neighborhood tour
- 10:30 am
History on the Move! Meet at the History Center, Deerpath entrance
$20 members, $30 non-members
Crab Tree Farm Tour
- 10 am
975 Sheridan Road Lake Bluff, IL
$25 members, $35 non-members
Crab Tree Farm 1pm Tour
- 1:00 pm
975 Sheridan Road Lake Bluff, IL
$25 members, $35 non-members
Modern in the Middle
- 7:00 pm
Zoom Invite
Free: Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated
Lasker Estate Walking Tour
- 10:30 am
Park on the street across from 1036 Estate Lane, just south of the intersection of Everett Road and Estate Lane
$20 members, $30 non-members
History Center Photo Contest Call for Entries Through September 30th!
- Call for Entries Extended to OCT 15
$25 per entry
Ann Jones Fly Girls
- 7:00 pm
Zoom Invite
Free: Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated
LF Cemetery Tour
- 10:30 am
Meet at the cemetery entrance on Lake Road
$20 members, $30 non-members
East Wind or West Wind?
- 7:00 pm
Your living room -- via Zoom
Free--in conjunction wtih Ragdale Reads In Searching for Sylvie Lee