McHenry County Historical Society & Museum
Join the Heritage Quilters each Wednesday morning throughout the year at the Society’s museum at 6422 Main Street in Union. Quilters of varying levels of experience meet from 9:30 a.m. to about noon to work on a raffle quilt that benefits the not-for-profit Historical Society. For more information phone (815) 923-2267
• 1:30 p.m. – Author Debra G. Henninger of downstate Metamora, will show off more than two dozen quilts and talk about her book, “Hobo Quilts and Railroads.” She researched the secret language of hobo signs and translated them into original quilt blocks. The drawing for the Heritage Quilters’ raffle quilt will follow. Admission of $5 for nonmembers, members free but donations to offset program costs welcome. Annual quilt raffle drawing follows at 3:30 p.m.
Free Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6422 Main St., Union.
This year's diisplay marks the 75th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's birth, courtesy of author Robert L. May, and the 50th anniversary of the airing of the Rankin/Bass television special. The exhibit will feature Christmas memorabilia from collector Dave Harms. Make your own early American Christmas ornament. Enjoy holiday music, homemade cookies, browse our bake sale and search for unique gifts in the gift shop.
Visit the display Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 9 through Jan. 9, with the exception of Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.