Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Where History Is Happening

Links to some upcoming events:

Heritage Month in Naperville
Throughout the month
In celebration of Heritage Month, various activities for folks of all ages will be available sponsored by the City, the Park District, Naper Settlement, the DuPage Children's Museum and North Central College. See their website for a list of the events.

Civil War Days at Naper Settlement
Saturday and Sunday
May 14 and 15
10am until 4pm
More than 300 Civil War re-enactors camp on site, providing a living view of the past. When the bugle sounds each day at 2:30 p.m, troops from the North and the South charge into battle with cannons booming. Afterward, see the work of the Civil War surgeons as they demonstrate 19th century medical techniques.
$12 adults, $11 seniors, $8 youth (4-17)

Elmhurst Museum Day
Sunday, May 16,
11am until 5pm
Enjoy free activities, admission to Elmhurst's four Museums and a trolley ride to each museum in celebration of the important role museums play in the community. All ages welcome.
At the Elmhurst Historical Museum, tour the exhibit, "Dwellings: a Study in Residential Architecture", and see a magic-themed video presentation. Enjoy a family craft activity and complimentary refreshments.
At the Theatre Historical Society of America, children are invited to complete a crossword puzzle highlighting famous theatres to win a prize. Adults may view a new exhibit featuring vintage usher uniforms.

Chicago Speakeasy Tour
Wednesday, May 12
6pm until 8pm
Join Preservation Chicago for "Drinking in Your History," with author Sean Parnell at the Green Door Tavern. Tickets are $25 and available only in advance.
Ticket price includes 2 drink tickets, light appetizers, a copy of Parnell's new book, "Historic Bars of Chicago," AND a one-year membership to Preservation Chicago.
The building housing the Green Door Tavern, one of the most historic in Chicago, was built in 1872, one of the first constructed after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and one of the last wood-frame buildings allowed to be built within such proximity to the Loop.

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