The January 2021 Crackerbarrel is now available online in PDF format. You can read the PDF right on your computer or phone, or download and print it. Click here to view the January 2021 Crackerbarrel.
A timely issue to note: Carl Flaks, life member and past President of the Elgin History Museum Board of Directors, passed away on December 21, 2020. His memorial service is for immediate family only, but it will be live streamed on the First Congregational Church You Tube channel on Saturday, January 9 at 1:30pm.
Archived Crackerbarrel issues from the past five years are in PDF format on our website. If you have any questions or technical issues accessing the newsletter, call the Elgin History Museum at 847-742-4248.
VIRTUAL EVENT – Bet You Didn’t Know This About Elgin presented by Jerry Turnquist
What kind of weather oddities has Elgin had? What famous people have visited the city? What is special about the Wing Park Pool? Elgin historian Jerry Turnquist takes a look at these and other lesser known facts about the city’s history.
Event presented in partnership with Gail Borden Public Library. Please register on their website to receive the Zoom credentials:
VIRTUAL EVENT – Elgin Time presented by Bill Briska
The second edition of Elgin Time: A History of the Elgin National Watch Company, 1864-1969 features more photos and more information on how the company ended. Elgin historian Bill Briska discusses the overall history of the company and new details on the pension fight. Please register on the Museum’s website. Once you register for this event, Zoom details will be emailed to you.