Touching on Traditions

People from around the world have made their homes in the Elgin area. They brought with them beliefs and traditions from their countries of origin giving the Elgin community a rich diversity, which is now part of our cultural heritage. Start a meaningful winter holiday tradition with your family by visiting the Elgin Public Museum’s authentic and culturally-inclusive winter holiday exhibition, which features displays and objects of traditional holiday significance.

Touching on Traditions Group Programs
Available Weekdays beginning November 21

Call 847-741-6655 or email to register your group.

The Elgin Public Museum educational staff offers group programs for schools, scouts, clubs, and adult groups. Bring your group to the beautifully decorated and culturally-inclusive “Touching on Traditions” Exhibition for a look into winter holiday traditions from around the world. Discover the back stories, folklore, and special traditions behind the exhibits that were originally developed by Elgin area families who have immigrated from other regions. Register early!