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Home School History Workshop - 120054

Come to the Downers Grove Museum to learn about history in a hands-on way! Each workshop covers an informal introduction to a history topic and includes a related, hands-on activity!

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120054-03
Irish Traditions
03/08/2018 -03/22/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00

Groundbreaking Women Camp - 120057

NEW!
March is Women's History Month! Spend your spring break at the Downers Grove Museum learning about women who have made groundbreaking contributions to politics, art, science and technology throughout history.

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120057-01
Groundbreaking Women Camp
03/26/2018 -03/30/2018
9:30 am -12:30 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
7-10
$100.00/$150.00

You & Me Tour - 120058

NEW!
Parents, Grandparents, babysitters and more! Bring your little ones to the Downers Grove Museum for a special tour just for you and your pre-schooler. Fee is per child.

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120058-03
You & Me Tour
03/08/2018 -03/08/2018
9:30 am -10:15 am
Th
4-6
$5.00/$8.00

Gallery Talk: How the Car Changed Vacations - 120063

NEW!
Visit the Downers Grove Museum for a gallery talk on our March exhibit, "Are We There Yet? Travels to and from Downers Grove". This gallery talk will specifically focus on how the invention of the automobile changed leisure travel in the United States.

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120063-01
Gallery Talk: How the Car Changed Vacations
03/22/2018 -03/22/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Th
18-99
$5.00/$8.00

Mystery at the Museum - 120066

NEW!
Emma Blodgett's diamond necklace has been stolen! The valuable piece of jewelry was stolen during a dinner party that you are a guest of and you are now tasked with discovering the thief. Join the Museum staff for an evening filled with Victorian intrigue!

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120066-01
Mystery at the Museum
03/02/2018 -03/02/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
F
18-99
$20.00/$30.00

Home School History Workshop - 220001

Join our Homeschool History Workshops! Each 4-week session explores a new topic in history through hands-on activities and group projects.

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220001-01
Victorian Britain
04/05/2018 -04/26/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00
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220001-02
US Presidents
05/03/2018 -05/24/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00

Gallery Talks - 220002

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Visit the Downers Grove Museum for a gallery talk on our current exhibit "Are We There Yet? Travels to and from Downers Grove". Each gallery talk includes a personal tour oft he exhibit and a brief presentation on a broader topic related to the exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.

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220002-01
Resort Hotels & Cottages
04/17/2018 -04/17/2018
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Tu
18-99
$5.00/$8.00
Unavailable
220002-02
Packing for Travel
05/19/2018 -05/19/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sa
18-99
$5.00/$8.00

McGowan Family House - 220003

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Eccentric personalities, taxidermied animals and a death most foul. Join the Museum Curator for a special tour of the 1892 Blodgett house that tells the story of the McGowans, the third family to live in the home. Lear about the McGowan's oddities and involvement in big game hunting abroad.

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220003-01
McGowan Family House
04/06/2018 -04/06/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
F
16-99
$5.00/$8.00

Sears Home Bus Tour - 220004

In the early 20th century, numerous Downers Grove residents purchased homes straight out of mail-order catalogs! Join the Museum Curator on a leisurely two-hour narrated bus tour of Sears and other catalog homes that are still standing in Downers Grove. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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220004-01
Sears Homes Bus Tour
04/21/2018 -04/21/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sa
10-99
$20.00/$30.00

Weird Medicine - 220005

NEW!
Medicine hasn't always been the sophisticated and skilled art that it is today. Join the Museum Curator for a discussion of strange medicinal practices and psuedoscientific theories that doctors adopted before the 20th century. You'll also get to try some of the harmless weird practices on yourself.

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220005-01
Weird Medicine
05/04/2018 -05/04/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
F
16-99
$5.00/$8.00

Postcards for Veterans - 220006

NEW!
Honor Armed Forces Day by writing postcards for US Veterans and deployed US service members while learning about the history of postcards and travel. Use one of our Downers grove themed templates or create your own. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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220006-01
Postcards for Veterans
05/19/2018 -05/19/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sa
0-99
$0.00/$0.00

Underground Railroad Walk - 320010

NEW!
Spend the evening learning about the Underground Railroad from the perspective of the fugitive slaves who escaped to Canada and the Downers Grove residents who aided them. Participants will receive character cards and act out a simulated journey to freedom.

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320010-01
Underground Railroad Walk
06/14/2018 -06/14/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Th
14-99
$5.00/$8.00

Main Street Scavenger Hunt - 320011

NEW!
Bring the whole family to discover the history of downtown Downers Grove! Using clues and historic photos, search for specific buildings to learn all about the stories and history hiding on Main Street. Fee is per family. Children must be accompanied by adults.

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320011-01
Main Street Scavenger Hunt
06/23/2018 -06/23/2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sa
0-99
$10.00/$15.00

Dating Antiques - 320012

NEW!
Visit the Museum for an interactive presentation on dating and identifying antiques from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Participants will learn about different categories of antiques in each session and identify items from the Museum's collection.

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320012-01
Furniture & Decor
07/25/2018 -07/25/2018
10:30 am -11:30 am
W
18-99
$9.00/$14.00
Unavailable
320012-02
Tools & Household Machines
08/18/2018 -08/18/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sa
18-99
$9.00/$14.00

Victorian Food - 320013

NEW!
Spend the evening learning about the meals that Victorians ate in the late 19th century and how they prepared and served them. Try your hand at preparing a few of Emma Blodgett's favorite recipes and sample Victorian treats.

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320013-01
Victorian Food
07/06/2018 -07/06/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
F
14-99
$10.00/$15.00

Poetry Workshop - 320014

NEW!
Discover basic poetry styles from the 19th and 20th centuries, and try your hand at writing poetry inspired by the Blodgett's distant cousin Emily Dickinson.

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320014-01
Poetry Workshop
08/03/2018 -08/03/2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
F
14-99
$5.00/$8.00

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