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From River to Rails: Elgin 1870-1910

10 March 2011 RS One Comment

Stop sign, Elgin, IL Stop sign, Elgin, IL (Photo by The Elginite).

The Elgin Area Historical Society will unveil a new exhibit this Sunday, March 13th from 1-4pm. The exhibit is called From River to Rails: Elgin 1870-1910.

Included will be a 1900s Heritage Cooking Class at 1:00 p.m. Historical interpreter and museum curator Ellie Carlson demonstrates how to cook a typical menu from 1900. Ellie will discuss changes in food preparation, the development of food laws, and scientific discoveries relating to food safety.

Admission is free.

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  1. rm says:

    This exhibit served as the basis for the Courier-News front-page story “New statistics, old story. Recent immigration not unlike what Elgin saw a century ago.” March 6, 2011.


    Drop by the Museum and learn if 1910 Elgin “saw” a deteriorating standard of living for American residents, failing schools, crumbling and foreclosed housing stock and falling home values, high unemployment, foreign gang activity, a retail wasteland and empty downtown propped up by city subsidies, and rising taxes to maintain American standards of social services for vast populations of unskilled Third World poor illegally occupying Elgin’s neighborhoods under the protection of its leadership.

    Apparently, this was the case, according to the Courier-News.

    One, of course, wouldn’t expect Elgin’s media to print something inaccurate, would we? Especially, when it comes to something that we are supposed to call “immigration.”

    Even so, you might want to visit the Museum and check it out for yourself.