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Membership Meetings
The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society holds membership meetings at 7:00 PM on the third Mondays of September, October, November, February, March, and April. At the meetings, a local history program is presented following a brief discussion of Historical Society matters.  Refreshments are served at the end of each session.

Cook Park Library (map)

413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-2330

The Hayloft Gang: the Story of the National Barn Dance
September 15, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
Filmmaker Stephen Parry tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of early radio’s most popular and influential programs, the National Barn Dance. This program is jointly sponsored by L-MHS, Cook Memorial Library and the Illinois Humanities Council. Please note! Registration is required by calling the library, 847-362-2330, or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.

1914: Libertyville 100 Years Ago
October 20, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
A temperance battle, a financial scandal and bad roads were the talk of Libertyville in 1914. Join us as local history librarian Jenny Barry looks back 100 years at people, businesses and events that shaped our community.

The Wide Awakes
November 17, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
The grassroots movement of the Wide Awakes, a pre-Civil War political club that spread to cities across the North, played a huge role in the election of Abraham Lincoln. Cook Librarian Sonia Schoenfield will present a fascinating look at this group and talk about our local connection: the Libertyville Wide Awake banner and memorabilia displayed in Cook house today. Don’t miss this unique slice of our local history.