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Elmhurst History Museum

  1. Lecture: Marion Mahony Griffin in Mason City, IA

    February 12, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sunday, February 12 Marion Mahony Griffin in Mason City, IA Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost: EHF Members: $5; Non-members: $10 Architect John Waters of Research for Restoration and Melson House homeowner Peggy Bang will take participants on a journey exploring the beautifully designed homes and most significant projects in America that Marion Mahony Griffin and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, designed in Mason City, IA. At Rock Crest/Rock Glen, the Griffins envisioned a development that would conserve the natural area, and today it remains the largest collection of Prairie Style homes surrounding a natural setting. Reservations: elmhursthistory.org (Adult Programs Section) or http://bpt.me/2697810 Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst More Info: elmhursthistory.org or call 630-833-1457

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  1. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    December 1, 2016 - March 12, 2017 @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Learn about the life of pioneering architect, community planner, and landscape designer. Marion Mahony Griffin, the first woman architect in Illinois and a Prairie School innovator who was a Chicagoan of immense but often overlooked importance.

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  2. Special Exhibit “Fabergé Style Carvings”

    December 1, 2016 - March 26, 2017 @ Lizzadro Museum

    This exhibit features replicas of Fabergé’s original hard stone carving designs including flower studies, figurines and animals made in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

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  3. Elmhurst Artists’ Guild 2017 Winter Member Show

    January 8, 2017 - February 17, 2017 @ Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery at Elmhurst Art Museum

    Elmhurst Artists’ Guild 2017 Winter Member Show Elmhurst Artists’ Guild members from Chicago and many suburbs are exhibiting recent works in the Guild’s Winter Member Show. More than 50 entries, displaying greatly varying styles, form and media, are included. Opening reception Jan. 13, from 7-9pm.

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  4. Free Family Open Swims

    February 12, 2017, All Day @ York High School

    Have a fun-filled time at York High School's swimming pools on select Sundays. This free program is part of a cooperative agreement between Elmhurst School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District. Lap swimming, open swim and diving boards will be available. Open to all Elmhurst residents

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  5. In Her Own Right: Marion Mahony Griffin

    February 12, 2017, All Day @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Marion Mahony Griffin was much more than a talented artist and architect: she was the backbone of the Prairie School of Architecture who brought the work of many more famous architects to life -- including her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, and the inimitable genius Frank Lloyd Wright. Her often uncredited work includes detailed, sumptuous renderings of such masterpieces as Fallingwater, Unity Temple, the Plan for Canberra, and many more. Griffin deserves recognition in her own right as the second woman to receive an architecture degree from MIT, the first woman architect registered in Illinois, and a pioneer in a field where few women dared to tread. This biographical exhibit explores her life, her work, and her legacy. Elmhurst History Museum – FREE elmhursthistory.org or 630-833-1457

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  6. Marion Mahony Griffin in Mason City, IA

    February 12, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Elmhurst History Museum

    Architect John Waters and Melson House homeowner Peggy Bang will take participants on a journey exploring the beautifully designed homes and most significant projects in America that Marion Mahony Griffin and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, designed in Mason City, IA.

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