July 2018
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June Recap | Volunteer Opportunities Upcoming in July | New & Renewed Members | Halloween Donation Request | Looking Ahead
June Recap
 Historic Brick Restoration Project

Have you driven by the Museum recently and wondered what the scaffolding is about on the west side of the factory building? We are going through a historic preservation project to tuckpoint the Chicago common brick that makes up the walls of the building! It's a bit noisy around here... but feel free to read up on this fascinating style of brick in the quiet of your own home!

Courtesy of Chicago Reader
Fizz, Flash, Bang! Summer Camp

Fourteen kids participated in this popular week-long camp. The kids performed soda related science experiments and fun outdoor activities while learning about the history of Arlington Club soda and the Muller family.
Time Travelers Summer Camp
June 25-29

We had sixteen kids travel back in time to experience life in the 1840's when Arlington Heights was first settled. The kids had a blast participating in period themed games and activities.
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)
  • Irish Fest (7/13 & 7/14) Work one or both days.
  • Halloween Event (10/20) Many openings available.
  • Help Curator with ongoing tasks (flexible)
  • Become a Docent

Contact: Carol Frieburg
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.

Follow the AHFM on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the lasted events.
Weekly Camp Programs
June 8 - August 13
Spots still available. Various summer camp themes from time traveling to science experiments - there is something for everyone! Follow link to learn more.
Irish Fest
Friday, July 13 (5 pm-11 pm)
Saturday, July 14 (4 pm-11 pm)
Dust off your kilt and head over to the Museum! Music, Irish food and drinks and activities for the kids! The Society will be selling raffle tickets ($5 or 5 tickets for $20) for the annual Barrow O' Booze - a wheel barrel filled with spirits, microbrews and drinkware!

New Members

Karen Gonzalez
Renewed Members

Daniel & Judith Clemens

Kristin Davenport

Tom & Sue Gaynor
Anthony & Janis Passanante
Halloween Décor Donations Needed
Donations are 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
History Under the Stars
August 10
Halloween Event
October 20
Our Sponsors
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