Saturday, September 7

Story Hour: Birds
11 pm - 12 pm; Free!

Children explore the natural world through stories and exhibits at the Elgin Public Museum. This month we will read about birds! Donations welcomed. No registration required.


Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8

Historic Elgin House Tour
9 am - 4 pm; Free for House Tour participants; Museum is open at regular admission for non-House Tour participants

This year the Historic Elgin House Tour has put the Elgin Public Museum on its map! Come visit us to see an example of Classical Revival architecture by the architect David E. Postle. Postle designed both the museum and the Pavilion in Lords Park, which is also on the House Tour. The museum will be open all day for the House Walk. So, if you’ve never visited us before, stop by on this day to enjoy not only its architecture but also what the museum has to offer! For more information go to:


Friday, September 13

Science Night: Superstitions
6 pm - 8 pm; $2 per person, Members free

What better day to explore superstitions, than Friday the 13th? We’ll discuss the cultural origins of popular superstitions and whether there is any scientific credibility to them. Just be sure not to walk under any ladders on your way to the museum! No registration required.


Saturday, September 21

Depot Discovery Series: "Who's Who & What's What"
10:30 am - 11:30 am; Free!

Event is located at

Depot Market
309 N. River St.
East Dundee, IL 60118

Elgin Public Museum has partnered with the Dundee Depot Market for a summer series! Join Marge Fox for her Depot Discovery Series to learn “Who Wears a Hard Hat?”


Saturday, September 28

Bison Feeding in Lords Park
7:00 am - 8:30 am; $2/adult, $1/child, Members free

Come on down to the Elgin Join us for an up close and personal look at the bison, deer and elk at the Lords Park Zoo. Meet at the Museum for a short introduction after which we head for the zoo to assist the zookeeper in feeding these magnificent creatures. Space is limited to 12 people so please register early!


Saturday, September 28

Native American Cultural Day
11 am - 4 pm; Free!

Come to Lords Park for the annual celebration of native American culture. Throughout the day there will be different activities available to the public. The Bison Blessing will thank the bison for all they have provided. Enjoy a portrayal of a Potawatomi Indian from the late 18th and early 19th century, as Sal Redhawk cooks over an open flame in front of his lodge.