Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Where History Is Happening

Links to some upcoming events:

Norwood Park 136th Birthday Party
Saturday, July 24
12:00pm - 4:00pm
and 5:00pm - 10:30pm
The Norwood Park Historical Society celebrates the city's 136th anniversary with two free events on the grounds of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House.
Re-enactor Kevin Naughton sets up a Mini Civil War Encampment camp on the lawn from noon to 4 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to visit him, ask questions, and learn all about the life and times of a Civil War soldier.
In the evening, bring your blanket and picnic dinner after 5 p.m., and dine al fresco on the front lawn of Chicago's oldest home. At 8:30 p.m., a comedy will be shown. While these events are free, donations will be gladly accepted.

Steam Century Mystery
Saturday, July 17
2:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Midway Village Museum in Rockford invites guests into the fantastical alternative history that is known as steampunk. Steam Century Mysteries presents "It came from the Arbor or The Implications of Ill-Gotten Memoria Upon Community Hematology." Guests will experience a unique, truly immersive Victorian era science fiction/fantasy with the entire Victorian Midway Village as a backdrop. A special barn dance and steampunk vendors are also part of this event.
Group reservations and Victorian costumes are encouraged!
Cost is $35 per person and $30 for museum members. Recommended for ages 14 and up unless accompanied by a parent.
Registration required.

Summer Sundays at the Colonel Palmer House

Sunday, July 18
1:00pm -4:00pm
Join us for a peek at 19th century farming and household chores.Take a wagon ride through the field, learn to shuck and
shell corn and then grind it to make meal. Try your hand at kneading bread, shelling nuts, and making butter. Then try
doing laundry in a wash tub with a wringer, cleaning rugs on a clothes line or piecing a quilt on a treadle sewing
Demonstrators will encourage you to give it a try. Fun for kids and adults alike. Tour the historic home and learn Palmer family history from costumed staff. Displays and a craft area for the children. Admission is free.

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