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American Girl Doll Valentine Tea Party - 120016

Dress-up and bring your favorite American Girl Doll to the Museum for a special Valentine's Day themed tea party. Enjoy scrumptious treats, share stories about your doll, and complete a fun craft for your doll.

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American Girl Doll Valentine Tea Party
02/10/2018 -02/10/2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sa
6-12
$20.00/$30.00

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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Space Exploration
01/11/2018 -02/01/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00
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120054-02
Archaeological Discoveries
02/08/2018 -03/01/2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00
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120054-03
Groundbreaking Women
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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You & Me Tour
01/11/2018 -01/11/2018
9:30 am -10:15 am
Th
4-6
$5.00/$8.00
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120058-02
You & Me Tour
02/08/2018 -02/08/2018
9:30 am -10:15 am
Th
4-6
$5.00/$8.00
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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

Public Art and Chicago - 120059

NEW!
In conjunction with the Art Department's exhibit, "Art is Community...Community is Art", spend an evening at the Museum exploring public art. Learn about the impact public art has on communities, its various mediums and Chicago's own extensive collection. Take what you've learned and become your own tour guide of Chicago's rich public art treasury!

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Public Art and Chicago
01/18/2018 -01/18/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Th
18-99
$0.00/$0.00

Preserving Family Treasures - 120060

Learn to preserve your family heirlooms and antiques for future generations. At each of these classes, the Museum Curator will discuss how to protect specific types of objects from agents of deterioration, such as pests, air, and water. Participants will engage in hands-on activities.

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Photos and Documents
01/24/2018 -01/24/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
W
18-99
$5.00/$8.00
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120060-02
3D Objects and Textiles
02/21/2018 -02/21/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
W
18-99
$5.00/$8.00

The World's a Canvas: An Exploration of Street Art - 120061

NEW!
The Museum continues its journey through the art world with a workshop for teens! Only recently coming to the art world's attention, street art has long been one of the most controversial art forms. Explore stret art's role in contemporary society, and its unique ability to be a voice for communities. Then, participate in an art-making experience inspired by today's most prevalent street artists!

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The World's a Canvas: An Exploration of Street Art
02/15/2018 -02/15/2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Th
13-19
$10.00/$15.00

Inheriting Downers Grove: The Ancestors of Donald and Mildred Drew - 120062

NEW!
Come learn about the lives of Donald and Mildred Drew and the four prominent Downers Grove families they were related to - the Drews, Lambs, Roes and Gregorys. The Museum Curator will showcase original photographs, documents, and objects from the Drew Family Estate.

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Inheriting Downers Grove: The Ancestors of Mildred and Donald Drew
01/31/2018 -01/31/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
W
18-99
$0.00/$0.00

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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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

Escape Room Challenge - 120064

NEW!
Learn about Downers Grove history by solving a challenging and lively escape room puzzle at the museum. Participants will have to find their way out of a staged room by looking for clues and solving riddles, all in just thirty minutes!

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Escape Room Challenge
01/05/2018 -01/05/2018
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
F
16-99
$20.00/$30.00
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120064-02
Escape Room Challenge
01/05/2018 -01/05/2018
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
F
16-99
$20.00/$30.00

Victorian Valentines - 120065

Spend the first Friday in February creating Victorian-themed valentines for a special someone! Visit the Museum to view valentines from the Victorian period to gain inspiration to make one of your own.

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Victorian Valentines
02/02/2018 -02/02/2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
F
4-99
$10.00/$15.00

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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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 - 820079

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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820079-02
Ancient Mesoamerica
09/07/2017 -09/28/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00
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820079-08
Holidays Around the World
11/30/2017 -12/21/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Th
7-10
$36.00/$54.00

Samantha's Victorian Christmas - 820083

Make crafts and play games related to American Girl Samantha's story to learn what Christmas was like during the Victorian period!

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Samantha's Victorian Christmas
12/16/2017 -12/16/2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sa
6-12
$15.00/$23.00

First Fridays - 820090

NEW!
Visit the Museum for fun activities to kick off each month! This fall, each First Friday program will feature a film related to the Museum's
current exhibit, "Blodgett: 100 Years of Family History". The films will feature larger topics discussed in the exhibit.

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820090-04
Expo: Magic of the White City (2005)
12/01/2017 -12/01/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
F
15-99
$3.00/$5.00

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