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In honor of opening week of Major League Baseball, here's a picture of the Downers Grove High School team of 1916 who were the DuPage County Champs! #dgmuseum   #baseball   #champs   #tb   #ThrowbackThursday  
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The answer to this week's #WhatisitWednesda  is....a toaster! This stove-top toaster dates to the early 1900's. #dgmuseum  
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Any guesses as to what this object is or what it was used for? #WhatisitWednesday   #dgmuseum  
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This handsome man is Wells Blogdett, 7th of the 8 Israel and Avis Blodgett children. Wells joined the Army during the Civil War and earned a Medal of Honor, now part of the DG Museum collection. #mcm   #ManCrushMonday   #dgmuseum   #CivilWar   #MedalofHonor  
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This cool guy is James Henry Breasted, famous Egyptology and Epigrapher who was part of the team of researchers that discovered King Tut's tomb. He spent his childhood in Downers Grove and is the inspiration for our summer exhibit, "From Downers Grove to Ancient Egypt: The Life of James Henry Breasted". #inspirationMW  #MuseumWeek  #dgmuseum #tbt   #Egypt   #Egyptology  
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The answer to this week's #WhatisitWednesday  is.....a lazy Susan! This particular silver, lazy Susan was given as a wedding gift in 1882 to Mr. and Mrs. Melville B. Downers. Mr. M.B. Downer was the grandson of Pierce Downer, the founder of Downers Grove! 
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For #architectureMW  we're featuring our Pioneer Blodgett home! Built in 1846, this home is one of the oldest in Downers Grove and has some interesting features. 

It was built using the moritse and tenon technique, meaning no nails or screws were used in its construction (upper right photo). The house also features post-and-beam construction (lower left photo) and the original support beams are visible in the new, non-original, basement (lower right). The home is currently closed for restoration work. #MuseumWeek   #architecture   #pioneer   #dgmuseum  
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Today is #WhatisitWednesday! Do you know what this object is and what it was used for? #dgmuseum  
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For #souvenirsMW  for #MuseumWeek we are showcasing two decks of cards. These playing cards are from the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago, A Century of Progress. The top card deck features an image of the Avenue of Flags, the lower deck depicts a Belgian village. Fair visitors could take these cards home for 29 cents! #dgmuseum   #worldsfair   #souvenirs  
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For today's #MuseumWeek  theme, #secretsMW, here's a behind-the-scenes look at DG Museum volunteer, Maddie, surveying a recent donation! #dgmuseum   #volunteer  
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