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Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
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July 11, “ALL ABOARD! THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD IN LENA”. Lena Historical Museum, 427 Grove Street, Lena. 1 pm to 4 pm. The public is invited to the first viewing of this new exhibit focusing on the Illinois Central Railroad and its part in Lena History. Collectors and contributors to the exhibit will be there to answer questions. Refreshments will be served. (815-291-7944)

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Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
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May 16, “BEER FOR THE BRAVE” MEMORIAL RIDE. Lena Brewing Company, 9416 W. Wagner Road, Lena. 11 am to 11 pm. Memorial Ride to support “The Heart of a Marine” Foundation to help veterans from all branches of the armed forces. Ends with food and live music at Lena Brewing Company. Individual: $25; Couple: $45. (815-369-2588)

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Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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June 19, “LIFE AND TIME OF THE BLACKHAWK WAR”. Lena Historical Society Museum, 427 Grove Street, Lena. 7 pm. The monthly meeting of the historical society will offer a program presented by Janice Meile who will describe the life of the women and families that lived near by and took refuge in the fort in Elizabeth during the Blackhawk War. (815-233-2545)

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Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
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August 31-September 28, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO”. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. Saturday: 1 pm to 4 pm. This is a two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. The subjects of these incredibly well-preserved pieces include fashion, people, everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, wallpaper patterns, ad mockups and more, done from the age of 13 in 1935 through 1949.  Looking at them reveals much of the period’s fashion and details of everyday objects in the 40’s, and some are delightfully whimsical statements about life. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb and her husband Roy will be at the museum to answer questions and share memories. Suggested Donation: Adults: $3; Students: $1; Children 5 and Under: Free. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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September 18, “MARIE’S PORTFOLIO” PROGRAM. Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 W. Grove Street, Lena. 7 pm. Enjoy this two part look at the art in the life of Freeport native Marie Langan Birkett. “The Other Side of Her Art” features over 200 watercolors, pencil and ink works found after Marie’s death. “Birkett Signs and After” features ad mockups and creative art done for various clients by Marie during the 30-some years she and her husband Bion owned Birkett Signs near Winslow. Marie’s daughter Barb will present a special program about her mother and her art. Refreshments will be served. (815-809-LENA)

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Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
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December 1, “MIRACLE ON MAIN” LIGHTED PARADE. Main Street and Railroad Street, Lena. 6 pm. See this lighted parade with Santa in downtown Lena. Visit Santa after the parade at Citizens State Bank, plus carriage rides and treats and specials in the stores. (815-369-5549)

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