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Museum and Police Department Open Houses

Sunday, May 5, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Museum and the Police Department will be holding our annual Open Houses, just one block apart. Visitors are invited to step inside the Museum's historic 1896 building for self-guided tours, a family-friendly game of “Museum Bingo,” and a free cookie. Popular exhibits will be open, including an original Gross Point Village Hall jail cell.  You won’t want to miss seeing our two temporary exhibits -- "Beer Wars" in our Main Gallery and "All that Glitters" on our Lower Level.  Outside on the Museum lawn, the Wilmette Community Band will be playing from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Visitors to the Police Department will receive a tour of police facilities, see police vehicles and meet officers. Free hot dogs will be served again this year, sponsored by the Wilmette Optimist Club. Visitors should bring their own cameras for children’s “mug shots.”  Special guests will include the US Coast Guard, a canine unit, and more.We hope to see you at this free event for the entire community!