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Event: Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties Celebrating Illinois’s Bicentennial

July
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Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties, Celebrating Illinois’s Bicentennial

The Highland Park Historical Society is hosting a photo exhibit entitled Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties at the Highland Park Library during July.

The Lake County Historical Alliance recently published for the Illinois Bicentennial, 200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties.  The book is a collaborative effort of the Lake County Historical Alliance involving 23 historical societies and museums.  200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties books can be purchased online at http://www.blurb.com/b/8490907-200-objects-that-made-history-in-lake-and-mchenry.

This exhibit tells the story of Lake and McHenry Counties by showcasing historical objects found in the eclectic collections of the member institutions of the Historical Alliance.  Stunning photographs along with their stories take guests on a unique historical journey.

On display at Lake County’s Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville from the Highland Park Historical Society’s Collections are: an 1899 medal for bravery awarded to Fred Perryman for saving the lives of ten boys on Lake Michigan from ice floes, Ravinia Park ticket box from its first concert offerings and a Royal Arch Mason Jewel of Office made by Highland Park jeweler S. Levin in the early 20th century. These are part of their exhibit celebrating Illinois’ 200th in Lake County.

Highland Park will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2019. Share your memory or favorite piece of Highland Park’s history when you visit Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties. Your recollections will be collected for the 150th anniversary celebration.  A copy of 200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties raffled to a participant.

Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties will be on display at Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois.  Hours for viewing are: Monday-Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PM, Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM, Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM. For further information, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or [email protected]  Admission is free.