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Music of the Civil Rights Movement with Chris Vallillo, a singing success
A big thank you to the Scholar Program of the Illinois Humanities Council for sponsoring the "Music of the Civil Rights Movement" program with Chris Vallillo that we hosted at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum last Thursday, 10/13, and thanks to all t...
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Holly Jolly Workshop instructed by Urban Garden's, Cindy Platt
Thank you to Cindy Platt of Urban Garden in Arlington Heights for teaching a class on ways to create a beautiful holiday wreath last Thursday.  So full of tips that none of us had ever known... For instance, when using a grape vine wreath base, you aren't s...
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Wreath Registration Deadline is October 21
The deadline to register a wreath is approaching, Have you decided what the theme will be yet?  The museum is in full "Festival of the Wreaths" mode and is expecting a great turn out for the 2nd annual event.  For inspiration as you ponder your wreath desig...
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Lucky Junk Wreath Workshop Nets Wreath Donation for Festival of the Wreaths
   Wreath made at Lucky Junk, located in Arlington Heights, by Terry Karow Photo by Arlington Heights Historical Society The wreath, entitled “Once Upon a Christmas,” was created by
Terry Karow from vintage materials at a special workshop held at Lucky J...
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Behind the scenes at the Museum: CLYDE COMES HOME!
Yesterday was a very special day here at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum. Our life-size, fiberglass horse, named Clyde, returned home. He had been on loan to the Buffalo Grove 's Raupp Museum for many years. He is currently in storage,  but we have ...
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Historical Arlington War Stories
Civil War – In 1865
nineteen-year-old John E. Best signed up to fight the Southern Rebellion with
his older brother, James. They were placed in the 95 th Regiment of
Illinois Volunteers. Both boys survived the battles but a bout of measles
killed John’s bro...
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Halloween and the Autumn season
The earliest records of Halloween come from ancient Celtic
records. “Samhain” was celebrated on November 1 st and marked the
Celtic New Year. This was the beginning of the “dark half” of the year, which
ended May 1 st . The Celtic people also used this time...
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Festival of the Wreaths: What You Can Do With a Silver Platter Class, September 19, 2015
Remember those engraved silver
platters that you received as a wedding gift or heirloom, but now lie in a pile
somewhere in a closet? The Arlington Heights Historical Society will show you
how to re-purpose those platters at 1p.m. Saturday, September 19 , i...
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New exhibit at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum
DOLLS OF MANY LANDS Are you dreaming of a trip to an exotic country? Good news! The new Martha Mills
Doll exhibit, “Dolls of Many Lands” is now open for your pleasure.  Join Charmin’
Chatty as she flies around the world to visits dolls of other countries....
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Celebrating Arlington's Awesome Mothers!
This week is all about MOMS at the Arlington Heights
Historical Museum. It’s not Throwback Thursday, or Flashback Friday, but we’d
like to take the time to highlight some mothers from the history of Arlington
Heights. The first mother we want to showcase is...
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