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Downers Grove Park District Museum


Local Cemetery Tours During the month of October, groups may book special tours of Downers Grove’s local cemeteries—Main Street Cemetery, Oak Hill and Oak Crest Cemetery and the Pierce Downer Burial Site. Tours can be tailored for any age group. Tours can accommodate up to 20 participants, but a minimum of 10 is required. Fees will apply. Tours are held outdoors, may last up to 3 hours, require walking and groups must provide their own transportation; please plan accordingly. Call the Museum office at 630.963.1309 to book your tour.


Upcoming Exhibits PRESERVING


HISTORY’S FUTURE! Experience your heritage at the Downers Grove Park District Museum. Take a glimpse back into a past which nostalgia has gently etched in our memories. Exercise your mind and expand your knowledge of the community around you. Through varied exhibitions and programs, you’ll discover your Museum and the history of your village.


The Downers Grove Park District Museum


Location: Phone:


Fax: Office & Effective 9/1 - 5/31


Research Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Public Tours: Group Tours:


Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 3:00 pm Admission:


Tuesday through Saturday, By appointment only Free


Contact the Museum at 630.963.1309 for more info or to book special programs.


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Wandschneider Park 831 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630.963.1309 630.963.0496


A History of Downers Grove Girl Scouting


October 1, 2011 - January 13, 2012 The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is turning 100 this year, and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are joining with the Museum to celebrate. This exhibit will highlight major changes and milestones within the organization and feature uniforms, handbooks, photographs, programs and memorabilia and other artifacts from the collections of the GSUSA and the Museum. Check this section for related programs and events.


Celebrate your birthday with historic games and fun before opening your presents and enjoying your cake in the Museum’s program room or outside in Wandschneider Park. Programs are customized for your child’s interests and age. Kids love the hands-on programs and activities on their big day. Call the Museum to book your birthday party today!


Each 1½ hour birthday party at the Museum includes: • 45-60 minute historic game program led by Museum Staff


• Use of Museum’s program room or outside area in Wandschneider Park


• Use of dishes • Time for opening gifts and eating cake Parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Participants provide their own refreshments. Fees: $90/party (max. 10 children) $5 each additional child (up to 10 total)


Registration is required at Lincoln Center, the Recreation Center or online at www.dgparks.org.


Have a Historic Birthday at the Museum!


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