Museum Hosts Frontier Day Lecture, April 25
April 7, 2017
Frontier Days is an iconic summertime event attended by tens of thousands of people for the last 36 years. It’s an event that many children of Arlington Heights watch in anticipation as truckloads of carnival equipment are driven into their Rec Park neighborhood and watch as Recreation Park is transformed into Frontier Days. But how did Frontier Days get its start? What was the beloved festival like in its early years? How do they book all the great entertainment? Come find out all those answers and more at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 PM.
As the Arlington Heights Historical Society celebrates its 60th anniversary, the Society will be offering lectures throughout the year covering topics that highlight the Arlington Heights community. Learn about the history of annual fest given by Board Members of Frontier Days. Find out how the festival has evolved into the event we all know today. Pat and Bill Peery, Frontier Days Board members since the beginning, explain why they have been involved for so long, “We do this because it brings the community together to see their friends and neighbors and to have great fun and entertainment for five days. We love the joy on their faces.”
Reservations are required as space is limited; call the museum reserve your seat at 847-255-1225. The fee is $10 (free for Society Members).
The Arlington Heights Historical Society is dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the historical heritage of Arlington Heights. The Arlington Heights Historical Society is a volunteer, member-funded organization that is a partner of the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 N Fremont Street. More information can be found at www.ahmuseum.org.