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October 2018

Night At Your Museum

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm8:30pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

Oak Park River Forest Museum is adding evening hours to allow the whole community some extra chances to visit us. Visit us from 7pm to 8:30pm, and see how we glow at night!

Evening hours are scheduled for the first Wednesday night of each month, except for July and August. Remember that our regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

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Architectural Finds Tent Sale

October 14, 2018 (All day)

The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and Oak Park River Forest Museum are pleased to co-sponsor the first Architectural Finds Tent Sale, held under the tent outside of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Archtiectural elements salvaged from area homes and donated for this event will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and OPRF Museum.

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Guided walking tour of Forest Home Cemetery including live performances.

Tale of the Tombstones

October 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
Forest Home Cemetery walking tour

The annual Tale of the Tombstones walking tour gives visitors insight into the many fascinating folks buried in Forest Home Cemetery, the most historic burial ground serving Chicago's west side and the western suburbs.  Actors bring to life a wide range of people who chose Forest Home as their last resting place including labor leaders, community builders and regular folks. 

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The Klan: The White Cancer

October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm5:00pm
Oak Park Public Library

Explore the history of the Ku Klux Klan in the Midwest when Dr. Michael Luick-Thram presents

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November 2018

Night At Your Museum

November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm8:30pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

Oak Park River Forest Museum is adding evening hours to allow the whole community some extra chances to visit us. Visit us from 7pm to 8:30pm, and see how we glow at night!

Evening hours are scheduled for the first Wednesday night of each month, except for July and August. Remember that our regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

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Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance 1918-2018

November 11, 2018 - 11:00am
Oak Park River Forest Museum

Come to the Museum and join Americans across the nation who will toll bells at 11:00 a.m. in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed in The Great War that changed the world. This solemn 21 tolls of the bell will commemorate the armistice that ended World War I. Sponsored by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. More details will follow.

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December 2018

Holiday Open House

December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm4:00pm

Kick off the holiday season at our museum, decorated for the holidays, including a tree that features 72 "stars" of Oak Park and River Forest--men and women who have left their mark on literature, business, the arts, and all facets of American life.  Refreshments and free tours.

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