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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Orland Park History Museum Offers Community Events in September

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The Orland Park community is invited to check out the many events offered at the Village of Orland Park History Museum, opened in April of 2016 and located at 14415 Beacon Avenue.

The museum’s current exhibit, “Something Old,” displays wedding attire and accessories throughout the decades, starting in the late 1880s. Donated items include wedding gowns, footwear, and men’s suits.

To celebrate the exhibit, the museum will host a showing of the movie “Runaway Bride” on Friday, September 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. The museum previously advertised a showing of the movie “Bride Wars,” but switched films due to licensing issues. The 1999 film stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and is rated PG. Refreshments will be served, followed by a guided tour of the “Something Old” wedding exhibit.

Fee is $9 for residents; $14 for non-residents. Discounts for museum members.

On Saturday, September 16, professional wedding coordinator Karen Friker, and Michell’s Flowers and Events of Orland Park, lend their wedding expertise as they present tips and tricks to create the perfect wedding.

Visitors do not need to be planning a wedding to attend this informative and fun discussion. Event is free and open to all. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the history museum. Guests are asked to RSVP to the museum.

Later in the month, the museum invites the community to its Cemetery Symbolism & Preservation guided tour through Orland Park Memorial Cemetery. The informational tour will provide an explanation of the different symbols and abbreviations on headstones, and the various preservation efforts used to save old cemeteries.
Tour will be on Saturday, September 23 from 2-3 p.m.and is intended for guests ages 18 and up.

Guests are to meet at the cemetery, located at 153rd St. and West Avenue.

Fee is $9 for residents; $14 for non-residents. Discounts for museum members.

The Village of Orland Park History Museum opened in April of 2016 and is housed in the village’s former village hall.

To register for the movie night or cemetery tour, contact the village’s Recreation Dept. at (708) 403-7275.

For general information, contact museum curator, Sarah Konzen at (708) 873-1622 or skonzen@orlandpark.org

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