Out and About with Compass: Elk Grove Historical Museum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/14/17 9:30 AM

Topics: Local Focus & Events

Those of us who call Chicago home are well versed in the history of the city. From the Great Chicago Fire and The World’s Fair, to Al Capone’s influence and the growth of industry, we have a wealth of knowledge about our great city! However, we often can’t say the same about the surrounding suburbs! Many cities have their own regional history museums, and today we’re featuring the Elk Grove Historical Museum!

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This museum focuses on the history of Elk Grove and how this city has impacted the culture of the Chicago suburbs. They have a variety of exhibits and programs for visitors to participate in. From seasonally themed drop-in events with arts and crafts activities for kids, to exhibits like A Feast for the Ears, which delves into the rich musical history of the region, to the just opened McDonald's® Hamburger University exhibit which allows visitors to explore and learn about the popular restaurant chain’s charitable work. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

So while we wait for the weather to warm back up again, plan a trip here for some fun and learning the whole family can enjoy!

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