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Girl Scouts learn about medicine during the Civil War and practice the Twisted Suture technique used for treating severe wounds.”
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Elk Grove Historical Museum 2011 Exhibit Receives Award

The Elk Grove Historical Museum received a Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for the 2011 exhibition, “The Doctor is In: A … Read more ›

Troop 448 from 1972 Peony Parade
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Elk Grove Historical Museum Exhibit Opening

Celebrate the last 100 years of Girl Scouts of the USA with the Elk Grove Historical Museum’s newest exhibit, “Scouting About.” Opening on Friday, March … Read more ›

photographer Tom Tibia
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Classic Cinemas Chain Honored With Statewide Preservation Award

The Classic Cinemas chain of movie theatres and its owners, Willis Johnson with his wife Shirley and son Chris were recently recognized with the “Stewardship … Read more ›

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Cemetery Sleuths

Take a guided tour of the Elk Grove Cemetery to learn about the early Yankee and German families that resided in this area long ago. … Read more ›

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In their own words: TribLocal contributors reflect on 9/11

Sept. 11, 2001, dawned bright and clear, but before the day was out indelible memories had been etched into our collective consciousness. For the 10-year … Read more ›

See a Real Cow at Dairy Day
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Dairy Day at the Elk Grove Historical Museum

Bring the whole family out for Dairy Day, a fun filled event hosted by the Elk Grove Historical Museum. This year’s event is scheduled for … Read more ›

Colette and Mitch Bennett embrace after he returned home from his Honor Flight, a day that celebrates World War II veterans. (Judi Sullivan, courtesy)

Decades later, World War II heroes welcomed home from Washington by crowd of thousands

Mitch Bennett left his young wife and new daughter in 1943 to fight in World War II. The 86-year-old Elk Grove man and dozens of … Read more ›

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Czechoslovak Heritage Museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

The Czechoslovak Heritage Museum will hold an event to honor former Chicago Mayor Anton J Cermak on Saturday, April 16 from noon until 4pm. The … Read more ›

The Doctor is In:History of Medicine in Elk Grove Village, a Museum Exhibit
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Elk Grove Historical Museum Exhibit Opening

Drop by to view the museum’s newest exhibit, “The Doctor is In,” which documents the history of medicine in Elk Grove. The story begins in … Read more ›

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Meet Frederick Douglas

Celebrate Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a portrayal of Fredrick Douglas by Steven Alfred Cole. Learn about his … Read more ›