August 2018
The Dunton Post
July Recap | Volunteer Opportunities Upcoming in August | New & Renewed Members | Halloween Donation Request | Looking Ahead
July Recap
Artist and Architect Summer Camp
July 9-13

Campers (ages 7-11) were given a behind-the-scenes tours of each building and drew connections between art and architecture through games and crafts.

Photo: Campers at North School Park; Arlington Heights Historical Museum archives.
Irish Fest
July 13-14

The Museum had 2300 people attend the 19th annual Irish Fest - the most successful Irish Fest in recent years . The event raised over $13,000 for Museum programming. The Society raised $2300 through concessions and raffle, which will be used towards collection preservation and exhibits.
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers - the event wouldn't have been such a success without you!

Photo: Friday's crowd waiting for Trinity Irish Dancers to take the stage. 

History Mysteries Camp
July 16-20

We had 22 children participate in this summer camp. Using clues, the campers learned skills to unravel daily mysteries around the Museum.

Photo: Working as a team, campers are challenged to design a stain glass window.
All in a Day's Work Camp
July 23-27

We had six campers enrolled in this unique camp. Participants learned what life was like for young pioneers through games, crafts, and activities.

Photo: Program Coordinator, Lauren Szady, giving a tour of the Coach House farm exhibit.
T he Museum is growing and we need your help!

There are many opportunities available for everyone!

  • Farmers Market set up and tear down (flexible) (6/2-10/13)
  • Halloween Event (10/20) Many openings available.
  • Help Curator with ongoing tasks involving the collections. (Flexible)
  • Become a Docent (Flexible)
  • Become a Historical Society Board Member

Contact: Carol Frieburg
History Under the Stars
August 10 - August 11
Bring your tents and camp out under the stars on the Museum's grounds! We will have special behind-the-scenes activities, historic games and crafts and a campfire to roast marshmallows! A light dinner and breakfast are included. Registration is per person - children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Historical Society's Ice Cream Social & Movie Night | Featured Film: The Karate Kid
Wednesday, August 15 (7-9:30 pm)
Celebrate the end of Summer. Join fellow Museum Members and guests for a night of summer fun.

Co-sponsored by Allstate Insurance Agency; Jim Thomson and JRS/Com, a Digital Marketing Agency helping business #BeSeen and #BeHeard.

Bring your blanket and chairs, we'll provide the refreshments.

FREE; Drop-in

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The Pop Shop Play Area
Do you have young ones? Need to get out of the house this summer? Be sure to come by the Museum and visit our new “Pop Shop” Play area. This interactive playscape allows kids up to eight years old an opportunity to use their imaginations to run a soda factory, complete with bottling stations, capping stations, and even an Arlington Club delivery truck. While you’re here, learn about the history of the actual Arlington Club Beverage Company, and even enjoy a cold sarsaparilla just like the ones made by F.W. Muller!

Located in the Heritage Gallery
Hours: Tues-Sun (10am-4:30 pm) and during the Arlington Heights Farmers Market
Farmers Market
Every Saturday Now-October 13, 7:30 am-12:30 pm
The commuter parking lot across from the Arlington Heights Historical Museum on Vail Ave. and Fremont St. transforms into a bustling market full of fresh produce of the season, artisanal cheese, homemade pastries, ginger,freshly roasted coffee, handmade crafts, and much more.

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New Members
Nancy Matthews
Renewed Members
Richard & Ruth Blazevich
Patricia & Paul Fadz
Patti Hand
John & Toni Kent
Dan Mrozek
William & Carol North
Margaret Nowacki
Martha Olsen
Judy Otis
Mary C. Raef
John & Toni Scaletta
Peter W. & Christine Weber
Steve Weirich
Don & Julie Wright

Halloween Décor Donations Needed
Donations are still needed for the new Halloween family event. Please contact the Museum to schedule a drop off or for more information.

*Skeletons (large and small)
*Plastic pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns
* Black and gray fabric
*Plastic rats, spiders, bats, etc..
*Skulls and bones
*Halloween plastic fences
*Velvet fabric in colors of black, burgundy, purple
*Orange, black, amber, purple string lights
*Hanging ghosts/phantoms
*Adult witch costume (or parts of one)
Looking Ahead
Mark your calendars for this exciting new event!
Save by purchasing pre-registration tickets - on sale starting Aug. 7
Thank You To Our Sponsors
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