Hello Morton Grovers! It's hard to believe that it's already early November. Where does the time go?
The Morton Grove Historical Society and Museum had two major events take place in September. One being the DoughBoy Restoration Ceremony on Sunday, September 24th. It was followed by our second event which was the grand opening of the "Illinois and Morton Grove in the Great War" exhibit at the museum and the Slater Education Center.
We had several local, state and federal dignitaries come to the program. They included House of Representatives from the 10th District Brad Schneider, Cook County Commissioner Larry Sufferdin, Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria and Trustees from the Village. We had about 60 people altogether in attendance. The MGHS Board of Directors in attendance were President Mark Matz, Vice President/Treasurer Donna Hedrick, Harris Miller, Mike Heuel, and Pat Zmolek.
At the end of the ceremony, Donna Hedrick laid the wreath to honor the soldiers that served our country. Below is a picture of the wreath that was placed. The other picture below is of our dignitaries and our MGHS Board of Directors in front of the restored DoughBoy Statue. The last picture is of our banner for the exhibit opening.
Finally, the museum will be open on Sundays through December 17th from 1 to 3 PM. We hope to see you at there!
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