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Elgin’s Fox River: An Environmental History

August 30, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

The Fox River was the main reason James Gifford started a community here in 1835. How did people use the flowing water? How did they change the river? This exhibit developed in partnership with the Friends of the  Fox River and the Elgin Public Museum explores manufacturing, drinking water, river islands and river recreation!

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Elgin History Museum

360 Park St.
Elgin, IL,
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