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buffalorwildwingsEating Your Way into History
Thursday, May 26
All Day – Dine-in or Carry-out
Buffalo Wild Wings – Mount Prospect
301 E. Euclid Ave.
Help the Society’s efforts to preserve its historical house museum and the Central School, located at 101 and 103 S. Maple St., by eating at Buffalo Wild Wings (Mount Prospect location only). 15% of your food order will be donated back to the Society. A coupon must be presented to your server and can also be found on MPHS website at www.mtphist.org.

underwearHistoric Garden Party Bridal Shower
1880 corsetSaturday, June 11
1-4 p.m.
Mount Prospect Historical Society
101 S. Maple St.
Mount Prospect, IL
$10 or $12 day of event

June is bridal month and every bride knows that a wonderful gown is the key to her special day. Also, key, but not often mentioned, are those special supporting garments underneath which make everything look just right. Ladies, join the Mount Prospect Historical Society and step back in time for a “bridal shower” for Bessie Friedrichs. Tour Bessie’s historic home, which is now the Mount Prospect Historical Society. In the beautiful and historically accurate garden, guests can indulge in light refreshments of finger sandwiches, sweet desserts, lemonade, iced tea and champagne. Our novel and sometimes naughty presentation for the afternoon is “The Rise and Fall of Ladies’ Undergarments,” by Ellie of Ellie Presents. This talk will unveil facts and expose myths about women’s unmentionables. It includes stories from real women past and present, and their amusing and sometimes uncomfortable relationship with their foundations. Participants will also view actual examples of historic underwear. Space is limited, so don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations for this unique event.

bussesMount Prospect Stories: Busse’s Flowers & Gifts: A Community Heirloom
Thursday, June 16
7-8:30 p.m.
Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S. Emerson St.
Meeting Room A room 154

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Busse Flowers, Mount Prospect Historical Society Director Lindsay Rice will present a program describing the growth and development of the oldest business in Mount Prospect. See older photographs of Busse Flowers and learn how the business grew and how it impacted the village.
Location: Meeting Room A room 154


gaspSilent Movie Night
Wednesday, Aug. 10
7:30 p.m.
MPHS Museum Campus Lawn
101 S. Maple St.

Join us at the Mount Prospect Historical Society museum campus, 101 S. Maple St., and enjoy an old-fashioned silent movie accompanied by refreshments. Bring a blanket and sit beneath the summer night skies as the Mount Prospect Historical Society takes you back to the early days of cinema. You may even get the opportunity to take a peek inside the 1896 Central Schoolhouse, which is currently undergoing restoration.

For more information on any of these events, please contact the Society at 847-392-9006

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