November 2018
The Dunton Post
Administrator's Report | November Events | October Recap | Membership | Looking Ahead
Candy Form Deadline Has Been Extended
Treat your loved ones with CHOCOLATE this holiday season!

Drop or your order form and payment during Museum open hours (10 am-4:30 pm) by Wednesday, 10/31 .
Extra forms are in the Heritage Gallery.

Orders will be delivered to your home the week of November 12.

Administrator's Report
Dan Shoeneberg
Given at the October Society Board Meeting
Total attendance in September 2018 was 1,950 people. This includes general attendance, Farmers Market, room rentals, and programming.

The Museum's curator, Stephanie Pezzella,and research volunteers have accessioned 63 objects (dates ranged from 1986-2011). Several photographs of circus train and parades in Arlington Heights.

The NW Suburban History Center had eight research requests which included Whiting family materials, Meyer Bros. Dairy, Gilbert Krohn, Arlington High yearbooks , and house research.

Research Volunteers photographed 326 objects into PastPerfect archival database. Other volunteer projects included organizing inventory institutional records and cross referencing catalog print-outs with catalog records in PastPerfect.

Additional Museum projects:
  • Preparing a Disaster Plan with curator
  • Cleaning and updating Coach House exhibits and dioramas
  • Researching grant opportunities
There are many opportunities available for everyone!

  • Help our Curator with ongoing tasks involving the collections. (Flexible)

  • Become a Docent (Flexible)

  • Become a Historical Society Board Member

  • Join a Committee (ongoing) Many to choose from such as: Farmers Market, Membership, Collections, Fundraising, and more!
Contact: Carol Frieburg or call the Museum
Prairie Thanksgiving
November 12
6 PM - 7:30 PM
What would thanksgiving be without Pioneers and Native Americans? Learn about life on the prairie and how the Native Americans would have helped out during the thanksgiving meal in a log cabin. A fun craft ties it all together.

Holiday Tree Lighting Trolley Stop
November 23
5 PM - 7 PM
Be sure to stop by the Museum after the tree lighting ceremony held at North School Park. The Museum will be selling Arlington Club soda and will have a children's activity on hand.
Pop Shop Play Area
Tuesday - Thursday (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Friday - Sunday (10:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

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 plays-cape 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
All Hallow's Eve
October 20
The 40 mph wind gusts didn't stop over 500 people from joining us in celebrating Halloween! Minor logistical adjustments had to be made to accommodate the weather, but overall, the event was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the cold.

And a special THANK YOU to our sponsors: The Maria Bradley Family , Ben Franklin Bank , DKM&O, and Forbici Salon and Spa.
Without your support, this event would not have been such a success.

We hope to see everyone back next year!

Photo insert: Families listening to a Halloween tale told by Debbie Gajewski of Story Spinners.
Arlington Club Makes a Great Holiday Gift!
Available in the Heritage Gallery
(T-Th 1:30 am-4:30 pm;
F-Sun 10 am-4:30 pm)
Susan Keener
Rotary Club of Arlington Heights Peggy Kinnane's Irish Restaurant and Pub
Thrown Elements Pottery
In Remembrance
Lois G. Seiler
Looking Ahead
Team Trivia Night
February 10
Pour & Pair - Craft Food and Drink
March 9
Community Egg Hunt
April 13
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Arlington Heights Historical Museum 
847-255-1225 110 W. Fremont St., Arlington Heights, IL