Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Where History Is Happening

Links to some upcoming events:

Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season
10am until 5pm
Cuneo Mansion & Gardens is now open to the general public. Ticket sales end at 4 p.m. The mansion and gardens are open for self-guided tours Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Guided tours take place Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and are led by Cuneo docents.

Admission to the Mansion & Gardens is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors.

Ellwood House, Victorian Mansion
Tours begin:
1 & 3pm
Tuesday through Friday
1, 2 & 3pm
Saturday through Sunday
A visit to this elegant home located in a lovely park in the heart of DeKalb, Illinois brings the past to life! Inside, crystal chandeliers sparkle, gilt mirrors shine, and antique woodwork gleams.
Built by barbed wire millionaire Isaac L. Ellwood in 1879, the mansion remains with its original furnishings just as when the Ellwood family lived there decades ago.
The 1 hour guided tour includes all four floors of the Ellwood mansion, as well as the "Little House", a charming 1891 playhouse on the grounds.
Adults: $8.00
Youth 6-17: $3.00
Under age 6: free
Visitor Center exhibits: free
The museum's Visitor Center includes the Barbed Wire History Gallery, the Carriage Gallery and the Special Exhibits Gallery.

Forgotten Chicago
Saturday, May 8
Join Forgotten Chicago for a free presentation at the McKinley Park Library. Part of the ongoing series on Chicago industry, focusing on industrial development and its influence on the growth of the McKinley Park area. Plenty of historic photos and maps will be used to illustrate the history of the area and its industries.

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