Free Children's Craft at the Depot Museum
First Saturday of the month, 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.

The Depot Museum will be closed Saturday, 9/1 for the Labor Day holiday

Heritage Days at Village of Bartlett Museums
Saturday, 9/8
Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue
Bartlett History Museum inside Village Hall, 228 S. Main Street

Bartlett Heritage Days, Saturday, 9/8 and Sunday, 9/9, is a perfect occasion to celebrate the Village's rich history and also experience it with visits to the Bartlett History Museum, inside Village Hall, 228 S. Main Street, and the Bartlett Depot Museum, 100 W. Railroad Avenue.

The Bartlett Depot Museum
...will be open Saturday, 9/8, from 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 Illinois Bicentennial.

World War I Walk - 9 a.m. OR 2 p.m. Learn more about Bartlett's 19 Yanks and homefront efforts during the Great War. Walk with the museum director through the heart of old Bartlett and see where some of the soldiers worked and lived and learn about the community'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.

Kids Story Time with Zippy, an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog - 11 a.m. Free. How did dogs serve and help in World War I? Children will hear the stories of two real WW I dogs, Rags and Sargent Stubby, and how they helped the soldiers in battle. A themed craft will follow. Zippy, a trained golden retriever comfort dog, will be there for hugs and support!

The Bartlett History Museum
...will be open Saturday, 9/8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Celebrate Illinois' 200th birthday through this state endorsed exhibit, "The Illinois Bicentennial, Celebrating State and Bartlett Shared History." Visitors will learn about Illinois' farming, railroad, architecture, etc., through a Bartlett lens. The first 50 visitors will receive a color changing cup that celebrates this milestone anniversary.

 

2018 Passport to Adventure
You have until 9/15 to register your site count

Will you be awarded the Mayor's Medallion? The annual Passport to Adventure program is now yearlong, but Bartlett is still recognizing the family that visits the most sites from May 2018 through August 2018 with a Mayor's Medallion.

Participants have until Saturday, 9/15 to register their total site count. All Passport to Adventure participants are welcome pick up a small prize and certificate from the Main Office after visiting seven Passport sites.

More than 700 Bartlett residents participate annually in this program, sponsored by the Kane-DuPage Regional Museum Association, which encourages everyone to visit the more than 70 museums and nature centers in Kane and DuPage Counties.