2018 Passport to Adventure is Underway

The "Passport to Adventure" program is underway and is the perfect year-round activity for the whole family. The free program, which now runs from May 2018 to April 2019, is open to all ages and encourages everyone to discover, learn and have fun by visiting the 73 participating museums, nature centers and more in DuPage and Kane Counties.

All you need to start is a free "passport," which is available in Bartlett at the Bartlett History Museum, located 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 the participating sites and includes information, such as location, hours and admission fees, if any. Be sure to stamp your site visits along the way.

Bartlett residents, after visiting seven sites, bring your passport to Bartlett Village Hall to claim a small prize. The Bartlett resident who visits the most sites between 5/1/2018 and 8/31/2018 will receive the Mayor's Medallion at a Village Board meeting. Bartlett participants have until September 15, 2018 to claim a seven-site prize and register their total site count for consideration for the Mayor's Medallion.

Free Children's Craft at the Depot Museum
Saturday, 7/7 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 every month to make a free craft item. Registration is not necessary but supplies are limited.

On Saturday, 7/7 - Patriotic Kid's Craft


Military Service Research
Saturday, 7/21 from 9 a.m. to noon
Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue

Did a member of your family serve in World War I, World War II, Korea or another war? Want to possibly learn more about their service? Using the Village of Bartlett Museums subscription resources, staff will help you see what, if anything, can be discovered about your family's military service history. Bring names and other vital information you have on the veteran(s). Free and available from 9 a.m. to noon on this third Saturday of the month.