Society marks 59th season with Museum Opening Gala June 3

Museum Opening 2022

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Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:00pm

Art contest winners join full slate of activities during museum opening gala

The 2022 museum season opens on Friday, June 3, with the second year of Art of the Past: Viewing History through McHenry County Artists, an accompanying art show and five new displays in the McEachren Annex.

The opening reception runs from 5-9 p.m. at your county history museum, 6422 Main St. in Union. Free admission to the museum. There is a fee for food and drink.

The event will include craft beer tastings from: Holzlager Brewing Company, Scorched Earth Brewing Company, Sew Hop’d Brewery and Taproom, ShadowView Brewing, McHenry Brewing Co. and Crystal Lake Brewing. Beer tasting package, $20 sold at the door, includes souvenir pint glass and five tasting tickets. Additional tastings, $3 per ticket. All proceeds benefit the McHenry County Historical Society.

Food Trucks: Fire & Smoke BBQ Company & Julie Ann's Frozen Custard

Music: Corner Boys from 6 - 8 p.m.

Weather permitting, the food, beer and music will be outside under a tent. In the event of rain, everything will move inside the museum.

Art of the Past: Viewing History through McHenry County Artists: With a permanent collection of 150 paintings, drawings and portraits, this exhibit features landscapes and still lifes painted by local artists. It also includes paintings and drawings of historic buildings throughout the county. Learn about these McHenry County artists from a bygone era and the history behind their artwork.

This Place Matters: Historic Structures and Landscapes of McHenry County art show: Artists were invited to use their creativity and ingenuity to paint or draw historically significant buildings, structures and landscapes in McHenry County. We hope this art show will foster an appreciation for history and create an awareness to preserve these historic structures for future generations.

For more information, please call 815-923-2267

 

Upcoming events

Museum Opening 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:00pm

Vintage Base Ball Match

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

FREE WEEK for residents of Algonquin

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 1:00pm

FREE WEEK for residents of Algonquin

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 11:45am
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 11:45am

35th Annual Heritage Fair

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9:00am

Heritage Fair Car Show

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9:00am

Free admission for Dorr, Dunham and Richmond Townships

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 1:00pm

Free admission for Dorr, Dunham and Richmond Townships

Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 12:30pm
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:30pm

Vintage Base Ball Match

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 2:00pm

Free Museum Admission for Spring Grove and Richmond Residents

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 1:00pm

Free Museum Admission for Spring Grove and Richmond Residents

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 11:00am
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 11:00am

Free admission for residents of Ringwood and Algonquin Township

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 1:00pm