May 2018
The Dunton Post
Society President's Letter
A new Board of Directors and Officers of the Arlington Heights Historical Society take over for the new fiscal year starting in May. It has been my honor to serve on the board for the last six years and I have been so impressed with the dedication of our volunteers, administrator, staff, fellow directors, and our partners – the Park District and Village of Arlington Heights. There have been so many improvements due to the creativity, talent and commitment of this group and with the help of funds raised by our memberships, donations and events. 
So much has been done! Our curator has been working on many years of backlog by preserving and cataloguing collection donations. Our administrator and staff have created new programs and summer camps, a Pop Factory exhibit with a children’s play area, organizational and building improvements and have so many plans and ideas in the works for years going forward. Our board supports the museum, advises, volunteers and fundraises so visitors can view the collections that tell the stories of our history. Our volunteers man the gallery, care for the gardens, conduct tours and help research and preserve documents and photos in our history library. The Park District has created new marketing and branding, supported staffing and helped streamline processes. The Village has helped improve, repair and renovate areas of the museum campus.
There’s still so much to do! We have an amazing treasure of buildings and artifacts that can be preserved and presented to the public and we’ve only scratched the surface. If you have an interest in any of these activities and would like to participate, please contact the staff - they would love to hear from you! We always need new ideas and help. In addition, the board is currently accepting applications for new board members. If you are interested in helping to preserve the history of Arlington Heights, meeting new people, reaching out to the community, and are willing to help the Museum reach new heights, we want to hear from you! 
Congratulations to our new Board and Officers – we are in good hands. As I leave the board, I remain a volunteer. See you at the Farmers Market!

Gloria Amling
Historical Society President
April Event Recap | Upcoming May Events | House Walk Registration | New/Renewed Members | Looking Ahead
April Recap
School and Scout Program

Over 100 school children (PreK-2nd grade) came through the Museum on field trips this month. The children learned about early farming chores, the spring season and different types of pollinators through stories, activities, and crafts.

We had 50 Girl Scouts visit the Museum earning the Celebrating Community, Social Butterfly, and the Brownie Way badges.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
April 26

The annual dinner event, sponsored by the Historical Society, will be held at the Museum. The dinner is especially important to the Historical Society Board and Museum staff as it is a time to personally thank all the wonderful, dedicated volunteers who have helped the Museum this past year. Volunteers worked at events, helped Stephanie, the Museum Curator, catalog donations into the collection and gave tours.

This year's entertainment will be given by the Museum's very own, Lauren Szady. Lauren will transport her audience to the WWII era, offering a glimpse at life on the home front.

Becoming a Museum volunteer is easy! We invite youth and adults to sign up and support our Museum!
The Museum is growing and we need your help! There are many opportunities available for everyone!
  • House Walk ushers (May 20)
  • Farmers Market set up and tear down (flexible) (6/2-10/13)
  • Irish Fest (7/13 & 7/14)(Work one or both days)
  • Help Curator with ongoing tasks (flexible)
  • Become a Docent

Contact: Carol Frieburg
Historical Society's Cubs Ticket Sale
On Sale Now!
The Historical Society is selling Cub's tickets as a fundraiser. The game is on Thursday, June 7 at 1:20pm against Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Seats are in Section 237 - Terrace Reserved (halfway out beyond 1st base). View seating chart.
$50 per ticket.

Contact Carol to order by phone (847-255-1225) or email. There is a limited number of tickets - so don't wait!
HANA Garage Sale
Thursday May 17 & Friday, May 18 @ 10 am
The Museum is participating in the neighborhood garage sale which helps to raise funds for the Museum.

Donations are currently being accepted. After spring cleaning, consider donating your items to the Museum!

Contact the Museum to arrange a drop off time by calling 847-255-1225 or EMAIL.
$30 |  $25 Society Members |    $35 at the door
On the day of the House Walk between Noon-5pm, be sure to stop by Courtland's Garage for food and drinks and show your bracelet.  Located at 1 N. Vail Ave in downtown Arlington Heights , the popular restaurant will be donating 15% of HW participant's bill to the Museum. In addition, artifacts from the historic building will be on display .

Featuring Tory Orlando, the founder of Jaunt in Arlington Heights
Learn tips and tricks on how to maximize your space while adding style to a room. Lecture is on Sunday 5/20 @ 12:30pm at the Museum.
Register for lecture only ($10)  HERE
Raffle tickets ($5 each) will be on sale during check-in inside the Heritage Gallery for a chance to win
Four Tickets to the June 7th Cubs vs Phillies game.
Other options for House Walk registration
In Person   Heritage Gallery, 110 W. Fremont
                  Tues-Fri: 10am-4:30 pm; Sat & Sun 1:30-4:30 pm
By Phone  847-255-1225            
New Members

Jeanne Adams
Carol & John Blackwood
Ben & Jara Burney
Sherwin Chan
Annette & Peter Curtis
Ashley & Scott Dalton
Gail Remer Fischer
John & Shannon Fritz
Ursula Malki & Ma Guran
Dave & Ki Kellen
Heather Henkel & Eric Lamkins
Virginia Nowerr & Ken Lapasso
Lincoln Financial Advisors
Elizabeth & Laurence Madison
Catherine & Jonathon Meyer
Kendyl & Timothy Moran
Al & Arlene Mulder
Patty Neuswanger
Louis O'Donnell
Anita M. Pacheco
Millie & Ron Rathberger
Mason & Donna Rotelli
Adam & Rebecca Schmidt
Laura & Jerome Mills Schopen
Liz & Peter Schrenk
Kimberly & Michael Schuele
Deena Seifer
Thomas J. Skibbie, Jr.
Elizabeth Skorny
Laurie & Rob Soderholm
Derek & Karyn Soerens
Frank & Jody Stanhope
Jacob & Betsy Staar
Don & Linda Szady
Todd, Carrie & Cameron VanderVeen
Christine & Marc Walanka
Michael & Michele Weber
Elizabeth & Eric Willard
Cheryl & Jason Wittrock
Renewed Members

Richard Baldino
Christine Bernard
Jordan Brandish
Patricia Brenner
Shirley Brown
Bill & Jo Christian
Virginia Curtis
Joan Cyze
Dahme Mechanical Industries
Ryan Danzinger
William Dearhammer
Bill & Cathy Dillon
Gilda Karu & Fred Foy
Howard & Kathy Grossman
Norma Johnson
Frances Keelen
Yvonne Kennedy
Ruth Kirchhoff
Cari Klinkenborg
Marge Kokkelenberg
Celeste Kuta
David & Janet Landeweer
Connie & Pete Landwehr
Jonathan Lewis
A.M. Lubish
Regina March
Thomas & Cathleen Marrinan
Bev Ottaviano
Teresa Ozawa
Carl & Judith O. Royal
Georgene Sassmann
Linda Forey & Debbie Smart
Gerry & Janet Souter
Thomas Insurance Agency
Jose Tovar
David & Erin Vincent
Richard D. Watson
Judy Wojtnyek
Looking Ahead
Farmers Market Season begins
Saturday, June 2
Museum's Weekly Summer Camps begins
June 8
Irish Fest
July 13 & July 14
Arlington Heights Historical Museum | 847-255-1225 | 110 W. Fremont St.