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The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society holds programs in September, October, November, February, March, and April.  

Cook Park Library

413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-2330


Upcoming Programs

History Matters: The Bonds of War - Virtual Program

Monday, February 21, 2002
7pm, online via Zoom

Diana Dretske, Curator and Lake County historian for the Bess Bower Dunn Museum, will present on her recently published book The Bonds of War, a collective biography of five immigrants from Britain and Ireland, who served with the 96th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. The presentation will include her work to identify a photo portrait of these men in the collections of the Bess Bower Dunn Museum, which led her to research their lives in Lake County, and explore the significance of their voluntary military service and desire to be recognized as American citizens. REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at https://cooklib.libnet.info/event/5795314

History Matters: Libertyville Women First to Vote in Illinois - Virtual Program
Monday, March 21, 2022
7pm, online via Zoom

In July 1913, Libertyville resident Clara Colby became the first woman to legally vote in the state of Illinois. Learn more about the forward-thinking Libertyville women who voted that day from local history librarian Jenny Barry REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at https://cooklib.libnet.info/event/6013212

History Matters: Libertyville Boys Club Boxing Program - Virtual Program
Monday, April 18, 2022
7pm, online via Zoom

Started in 1936 in the basement of St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, the Libertyville Boys Club Boxing Program bouts attracted as many as 2000 spectators to the Brainerd Gym in its heyday. Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society life member Dale Eggert presents the history and impact of this popular program. REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at https://cooklib.libnet.info/event/6013218.

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