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Elgin Public Museum Presents Illinois Rocks! A Guided Tour Through Geologic Time

The Elgin Public Museum presents Illinois Rocks! A Guided Tour Through Geologic Time. The fascinating geological history of Illinois is revealed through rocks and landforms we see today.

Turquoise Rock, Elgin Public Museum

Built in 1907 as the Lord Memorial Museum and opened in 1920 as the Elgin Audubon Museum, it is the oldest museum building in Illinois still used as such. The original plan for the museum called for three wings, but only the west wing and central hall were completed before funds ran out. The east wing was added in 1998, restoring the neo-classical symmetry of the building’s original design.

Current exhibit topics include Mazon Creek fossils, Native American lifeways, Ice Age mammals, and endangered species. A farm zoo, captive bison and elk, and other animals are on display in the surrounding 108-acre (0.44 km2) Lords Park. The museum also offers classes for adults and children and operates a gift shop. – Wikipedia

Elgin Public Museum 225 Grand Boulevard, Elgin, Illinois 60120
(847) 741-6655

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