Bartlett Days at the Village of Bartlett Museums
Saturday, 9/7

The Bartlett History Museum, located in Village Hall, 228 S. Main Street, will be open Saturday from
9 a.m. to noon. Celebrate Illinois' 200th birthday through this state endorsed exhibit, "The Illinois Bicentennial,
Celebrating State and Bartlett Shared History." Learn about Illinois' farming, railroad, architecture, etc., through
a Bartlett lens. The first 30 visitors receive a color changing cup that celebrates the Village's turning the tap to
Lake Michigan water.

The Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue, will be open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop
in anytime for a free kids craft and to pick up a free self-guided downtown walking tour. The current exhibit is
"Over There, Over Here! Bartlett and the Great War." The first 100 visitors will receive a color changing cup
that celebrates the Village's turning the tap to Lake Michigan water.

FREE World War I Walk -- 10 a.m. OR 2 p.m. A century ago, in 1919, Bartlett welcomed home its
WW I soldiers with a parade, ballgame and more. Learn about the community's 19 Yanks and its homefront
efforts during the Great War. Walk with museum staff through the heart of old Bartlett to see where some of the
soldiers worked and lived and learn about the Village's support and fundraising endeavors. The walk will last
about one hour. Wear comfortable shoes! Meet at the Bartlett Depot Museum 15 minutes prior to tour time.

 

2019-2020 Passport to Adventure is Underway
Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue
Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main Street

Residents have until 9/14 to register their total site visits

The annual "Passport to Adventure" program is the perfect way for those four years old and older to discover and explore history, art and nature close to home. This year, 70 area museums, nature centers and educational sites in DuPage and Kane Counties invite you to experience history, art, the environment and more through exhibits, interactives and other activities.

The program runs from May 1 through April 30, 2020. All you need to start is a free "passport," available at the Bartlett History Museum in Village Hall, 228 S. Main Street; Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue; Bartlett Nature Center, 2054 W. Stearns Road; and Arts in Bartlett Center for the Arts, 215 S. Main Street. The "passport" lists all 70 participating sites and includes information such as location, hours and admission fees. Remember to have your "passport" stamped at each site you visit.

More than 600 participants from Bartlett alone take part each year in this free program sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association. The Bartlett resident that visits the most sites between May 1 and August 31, 2019, will be awarded the Mayor's Medallion at a Village Board meeting. Residents have until September 14, 2019 to register their name and site total at Bartlett Village Hall, 228 S. Main Street, for medallion consideration

 

First Saturday Free Family Craft at the Depot Museum
Saturday, 10/5, from 9 a.m. to noon
Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue

Children with their families are invited to come to the Depot Musuem on the first Saturday of the month to make a free craft item. Registration is not necessary but supplies are limited.