December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum
In place of Family Science Night, enjoy a night of cultural traditions through Elgin Public Museum’s Touching on Traditions exhibition. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the stories, crafts and foods of different winter holidays highlighted in this interactive, drop-in program. No registration required.
December 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Elgin Public Museum
The Winter Solstice is a dark time of year – the darkest here in the northern hemisphere. Since ancient times, humans have replaced the long hours of darkness with lights and festivals, celebrating with fire, family and community gatherings. The Celtic people of Ireland and many other cultures chose the solstice as a time to celebrate the seasons. The cycle of nature is the ultimate celebration.
The Elgin Public Museum invites you to hear about ancient cultures and the astronomical significance of the winter solstice. Learn about the Druid Oak King and the Holly Queen and watch the Yule log be burned in a glowing campfire. Learn about the significance of the harvest and wildlife to ancient peoples. Drink warm cider and enjoy campfire treats!
December 29, 2018, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM @ Elgin Public Museum
Meet at the museum then walk over to Lords Park. Space is limited so register early!