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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

1914: Libertyville 100 Years Ago
February 17, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
Local history librarian and LMHS Board Member Jenny Barry will look back at the people, businesses and key events in Libertyville one hundred years ago to kick of the 2014 program season.

Babes, Ballots and Beer
March 17, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
In honor of Women's History Month, Raupp Museum coordinator, Debbie Fandrei, will share stories and images from the Illinois women’s Suffrage movement, including the role of Lake County women, why saloon owners were against women voting, and the final battle in Springfield.

My Early Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp
April 21, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library
Long time Libertyville resident Dr. Harold Arai is a survivor of one of the ten US relocation camps created following the initiation of World War II and the execution of Executive Order 9066. His family was uprooted from their secure home in Los Angeles, California and he was incarcerated in a Japanese American Internment Camp at the age of seven for four years. He has carried vivid memories of this early part of his life for over seventy years. Dr. Arai will share these vivid memories of camp life as well as the history and legacy of Executive Order 9066.