Christmas at the Lincoln Home

Lincoln Home National Historic Site 413 S 8th St, SPRINGFIELD

Join Curator Susan Haake and Lincoln Home Interpretive Rangers for a tour of the Lincoln Home decorated for Christmas. How did the Lincolns decorate? Did they have a Christmas Tree? What was in the stockings hung by the chimney? And what was served for Christmas dinner? Put on your Christmas sweater, grab some lunch, and…

Winter Wonder Walk

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville

Take in the wonders of winter on this guided nature hike. Beginning at Isle a la Cache Museum, we will bundle up and head out on an adventure exploring the island and shores of the Des Plaines River. Then we will warm up fireside in the Traders Cabin with some hot cocoa. Fee: Free! Age:…

History at Home: Tea (Zoom webinar)

Forest Preserve District of Will County 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet

Encounter history from the comfort of your own home. Do some virtual time travel via Zoom and explore interesting topics from earlier times. January is National Hot Tea Month and to celebrate we are talking about the history of tea. In this program, we will discuss tea's origins in China, its rise in popularity in…

Eagle Watch!

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center 25055 W Walnut Ln, Channahon

Bald eagles are spotted regularly at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center! Join us on a crisp, guided hike and take part in both independent and guided outdoor family activities, while hopefully seeing some bald eagles! Learn fascinating facts about these incredible birds. A naturalist will point out where the eagles like to perch along the…

Bonne Annee – A New Year Celebration!

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville

Celebrate like it's 1759! Ring in the New Year French-Canadian fur-trader style with stories and games of Illinois Country around a toasty fire. Make a vintage French craft to take home as a keepsake of this family-friendly event and the Bonne Année, or Good Year, to come. This drop-in, station-based program will take place in…