Happy December Morton Grove! We cannot believe that it's already the holiday season here at the museum. Time flies by very quick within a blink of an eye.
On Saturday, December 2nd, we held our annual Holly Daze program sponsored by the Morton Grove Days Commission. They worked tirelessly to make the event a huge success. Santa visited Morton Grove that day. He rode on the Morton Grove Public Works sled around the village to visit all the families on his way to the museum. The children enjoyed this indeed! He then showed up at the Helen and John Slater Education Center to listen to our youngest resident's wishes for gifts and the year ahead.
We had over 200 visitors come through the museum to learn about Morton Grove's past including about the Haupt-Yehl family. The family owned the house from 1888 to 1984 on Lincoln Avenue. It was moved that year and a complete restoration was done. By June, 1986, the museum opened up to the community.
Since many people like to decorate their homes for the holidays, we thought of sharing how a Victorian family would have decorated their home between 1888 and 1918. It was generally very simple as you see in the picture of the museum below (taken by our Director Harris Miller, Dec.17th, 2017). Most families had a simple tree and decorations. They did not stand out. Only did they more recently such as in Lincolnwood Towers in Lincolnwood (1950's-present) or Candy Cane Lane in Chicago's Schorsch Village neighborhood (1950's to the early 1970's).
Please keep an eye out for exciting programs, events and museum exhibits in 2018. We hope everyone has a great holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!
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