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Join Us For A “Smashing” Good Time At The Annual Benefit and Silent Auction!

You are invited to Elgin History Museum’s annual benefit and silent auction taking place at Grand Victoria Riverboat, 250 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL on November 2, 2019 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. Featuring Ellie Carlson portraying The Original Barroom Smasher, Carry Nation.

During her years as an anti-alcohol advocate in the late 19th century, Carry Nation built a reputation as a fearless, even unhinged reformer who would go to any length to save people from drunkenness. She would walk into saloons and read Bible passages, sing hymns, and smash the bar fixtures and stock with a hatchet. We are excited to welcome Ellie Carlson of Ellie Presents: a historian and a performer who believes that properly costumed living history is the closest we can come to a time travel experience. elliepresents.com

This performance is going to be smashing!!

Some items available in our Silent Auction

• A $500 certificate at The Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva WI
• 2 night stay at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor WI

• Two $100 gift certificates to Ream’s Meat Market in Elburn, IL
• Gourmet Chocolate gift basket
• Fox Valley Distillery gift basket

• Tony Oliva autographed bat
• Hank Aaron autographed ball

No bidding! Discounted gift certificates available for purchase. Featuring: Coopers Hawk, Lou Malnati’s, Bleuroot, JC Licht, Porter’s Pub, and many more!


Your support will enable the Museum to continue its mission to collect, preserve and interpret Elgin’s heritage. We hope to see you at the Benefit!

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