Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where History Is Happening

Preserving History at Lombard's Victorian Cottage
Wednesday, August 11
1 pm - 4 pm
Learn how canning and preserving food was done in Victorian times and how those skill are applicable to modern living. At the Lombard Historical Society's Victorian Cottage Museum.

Neville Collection Open House in Elgin
Sunday, August 29 1:00 pm
This is a second chance to visit Aubrey and Rachel Neville's fantastic dairy and carriage collection and to roam their extensive gardens! You will see antique horse carriages, industrial wagons, and many different types of dairy bottles. A feature of this event is the garden walk, which includes a 2 acre tall grass restored prairie, woodland gardens, a butterfly garden, ponds, and a creek. Call the Museum to make reservations at 847.742.4248. Directions will be emailed or sent to you. Admission: $5 donation to the Museum.

Geneva's 175th Birthday Party

Saturday, August 14
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Residents are invited to bring their picnic baskets for an old fashioned community party in celebration
of Geneva's 175th birthday. The celebration is designed to not only
commemorate a historic milestone, but to encourage residents of all ages to interact with each other and literally get to know their neighbors. Entertainment will include dance performers from the Geneva Park District and a performance by storyteller Terry Lynch.
The evening will culminate with music provided by the
Fox Valley Concert Band. The picnic will be held on the courthouse lawn at Third and James Streets. The party is in cooperation with the City of Geneva, Geneva
Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Park District, Geneva Public Library, and the Geneva History Center.

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