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Glen Ellyn Historic Center

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800 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States

October 2019

Storytime and Fun with Aunt Tillie

October 8, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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One event on November 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on December 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

Glen Ellyn Historic Center, 800 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

This children's time is geared toward 2 - 5 year olds, but anyone young at heart is welcome to attend. Aunt Tillie (Dr. Maria Boundas Bakalis of CurtainUp Classroom) will engage with your young children, read them a story, make a craft, and have fun with them! Adults are asked to stay with their children.  No reservations required.

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Monster Mayhem of the Midwest

October 19, 2:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Historic Center, 800 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$5 – $7

Lock all the doors! There are monsters in Illinois! Ghoulish stories such as the Murphysboro Mud Monster, Headless Horseman of Illinois, Nellie the Lion, Bigfoot in Illinois, the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, and more will chill your bones! Come join speaker Terry Lynch as he shares stories about what might have once been stirring in the Midwest United States.

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November 2019

Its a Wonderful Life The Making of a Holiday Classic

November 9, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Historic Center, 800 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$5 – $10

A Leslie Goddard Program ​Did you know Cary Grant was supposed to star in It's a Wonderful Life? That the gym-floor-turned-swimming-pool was real? That the movie bombed at the box office? Even if you've seen the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life 150 times, you'll have fun exploring the movie's creation including how the script evolved, how the cast was chosen, and the technical challenges that were overcome. Enjoy rare photographs taken behind-the-scenes and find out what happened to the…

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Storytime and Fun with Aunt Tillie

November 12, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 12, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on December 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

Glen Ellyn Historic Center, 800 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
Free

This children's time is geared toward 2 - 5 year olds, but anyone young at heart is welcome to attend. Aunt Tillie (Dr. Maria Boundas Bakalis of CurtainUp Classroom) will engage with your young children, read them a story, make a craft, and have fun with them! Adults are asked to stay with their children.  No reservations required.

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December 2019

Gingerbread and Candlelight A Holiday Celebration for the Entire Family

December 7, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Historic Center, 800 N. Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 United States
$5

​Featuring Aunt Tillie and Her Elves at 4 p.m. ​Join the Historical Society in their fourth annual holiday celebration. Stacy's Tavern Museum will be open for candlelight tours. See the remarkable gingerbread houses from our third gingerbread house contest. Craft-making for kids...and adults too! Enjoy refreshments -- delicious cookies and hot chocolate/coffee/tea.  Children are free with paid adult admission.​ Begin at the History Center, 800 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn.

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