To earn your badge, choose any activity or combination of activities. When you’re done, click on the “Claim Badge” button below and complete the brief form. You’ll also be entered into Summer Camp raffles for a chance to win a prize!
All reading counts! But if you’d like to get into a book related to this week’s badge, here’s what we recommend:
Streaming Storytime • ages 0–5 This week's session is all about dinosaurs! Join live on Facebook; no account needed. Monday, July 19, 9 AM • Watch live
A Night at the Dunn Museum • grades K–5 Go on an after-hours tour of the American Frontier and Civil War galleries at the Dunn Museum to find out what life in Lake County was like long ago. The museum's experts explain the artefacts on view and answer your questions. Tuesday, July 20, 7 PM • Sign up (required)
Hidden Memory: An American WWII Story • adults Hear storyteller Anne Shimojima's inspiring story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the incarceration camps where 120,000 innocent people were held behind barbed wire Wednesday, July 21, 1 PM • Sign up (required)
Dunn Museum COVID -19 Documentation Project Contribute to Lake County's recorded history with your story or photo. The Bess Bower Dunn Museum is documenting the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on county residents. Learn more
The Raupp Museum Learn how Buffalo Grove was started 150 years ago and how it has grown into the community it is today. Find out what grew in a Potawatomi garden, sit on the porch of an 1890s farmhouse, milk the museum’s replica dairy cow, try a typewriter, and see a bicycle from 1958. 901 Dunham Lane, Buffalo Grove Sunday 1–4 PM, Monday–Thursday 11 AM–4:30 PM • Learn more
Fort Sheridan Trivia Trail Follow this trail at the historic Fort Sheridan Preserve and find signs with trivia questions along the way. Questions range from history and natural history and facts about Fort Sheridan. 117 Sheridan Road, Lake Forest Daily through July 31 • Learn more
Museum Adventure Passes Use your library card to check out a pass giving you admission and other discounts at history-rich cultural sites like the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Cantigny Park, Elgin History Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Naper Settlement. Learn more
Self-Guided Tour of Vernon Cemetery Take a walking tour of the final resting place of notable local residents, including Daniel Wright, Jabez Sprague and Job Tripp. 15215 Cemetery Rd., Lincolnshire (enter from Milwaukee Ave., just north of the Village Green shopping center) View the guide
PBS Kids Printables • all ages Learn more about key historical figures with printable activity sheets from the PBS Kids show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. Print & color
Do Some Good!
The Raupp Museum is dedicated to preserving Buffalo Grove’s heritage, storing artifacts and providing educational programs for area residents. Your support helps preserve local history for future generations. Make an online donation.
“This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies.” —Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deu
CLAIM YOUR BADGE
Starting July 19, submit your activities to receive a badge and enter the raffle. Complete one form for each participant.