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Fun Times in Arlington Heights! New exhibit at the A.H. Historical Museum

February 5, 2015 09:00 AM
Fun Times in Arlington Heights
Our new exhibit doesn’t open for a few days, but we’re giving you a sneak peek!
Fun Times in Arlington Heights explores the changing types of entertainment that have pleased village residents from the early days to the present.
Today, both young and old in Arlington Heights can participate in all kinds of fun activities in virtually any part of the village. However, the early settlers to the area did not have many options and often the homestead was the center of entertainment. Over time, as the village grew and prospered, many alternatives became available. Visitors to this exhibit will learn about Arlington Heights, and the broader historical context, through photographs and artifacts.
Below are some examples of the Arlington Heights Historical Society's collections that may be on display as part of the exhibit.
Union Hotel circa 1860s
The Union Hotel was located on the triangle of land bounded by Myrtle Avenue (now Dunton Avenue), Davis Street, and Campbell Street. The tavern section of the Union Hotel operated until the 1950s.
        Fife and Drum CorpsCirca 1908
First Row (L-R): Jim McElhose, Bill Landeck, Unknown, Art Lauterburg, Frank E. Meyer, Frank Meyer, Walter Sieberg. Second Row (L-R): Herman Bauman, Unknown, Harry Schiffman, Ed Sieburg, Unknown, Harry Fairchild. Third Row (L-R): Bill Kuhs, Herman Niemeyer, Eddie Kuhs, William Meyer, Unknown, Henry Lorenzen (Leader).



Fun Times in Arlington Heights can be viewed in the Heritage Gallery February 7th, 2015 thru May 31st 2015. The Heritage Gallery and Shop is located on the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Campus at 112 West Fremont Street. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. There is no admission fee for the Gallery, but a suggested donation of $2.00 is recommended. Don’t forget to stop by The Heritage Shop while you’re there! They offer a selection of historical toys and books, along with local history memorabilia.
This exhibit is partially sponsored by Frontier Days, INC, who, year after year, proudly bring us one of our most favorite "Fun Times in Arlington Heights", Frontier Days Festival. Below is a photo of the famous group Sha-na-na preforming at the Festival in 1996.



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