Orland Park History Museum Offers September Events

Orland Park History Museum Offers September Events
Posted on 08/30/2019

Orland Park History Museum Offers September Events

From wine tasting to sports history, the September events at the Orland Park History Museum offer something for everyone


Orland Park, IL (August 22, 2019)- The Village of Orland Park history Museum is gearing up for an event- filled September as they introduce new event options as well as bring back some community favorites.


“We’ve added some great events to the museum calendar for September,” said Village of Orland Park Trustee and Museum Liaison Kathy Fenton. “We’ll kick things off with our Fashionistas Through the Decades exhibit showcasing the history of ladies’ fashion.”

The Fashionistas Through the Decades: The History of Ladies’ Fashion exhibit opener will be held on Saturday, September 7 from 12-2 p.m. where guests can expect a brief discussion about the exhibit and enjoy refreshments.


“The exhibit will tell the story of women’s fashion through textiles from the museum’s permanent collection dating back to the 1860’s,” said Orland Park History Museum Curator Sarah Stasukewicz. “It really is amazing to see how fashion has evolved over the years and the trends that took place throughout the decades.”


The exhibit will run from September 7, 2019 through January 4, 2020.


Are you more into sports than fashion? Check out the museum’s Friday, September 13, 2019 event, Black Sox, Billy Goats and the Monsters of the Midway: Chicago Sports featuring guest speaker, Clarence Goodman. Goodman plans to present a history of Chicago sports including what he describes as “weird history and somewhat sordid tales” while offering something for every Chicago sports enthusiast. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.


“We are thrilled to have the engaging Clarence Goodman present at the museum,” said Fenton. “Sports enthusiasts such as me will not want to miss this event. I can’t wait to learn what Goodman has to stay about my beloved Chicago Bears.”


Pre-registration is recommended with a fee of $10 for museum members and $15 for non-members.


On, Friday, September 20, 2019, the museum will host Ladies’ Wine Night, a fundraiser benefitting future programming and museum preservation supplies. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a tour of the historic fashion exhibit and wine tastings provided by Peace Marketplace. This event is for guests age 21 and over. Pre-registration is recommended with a fee of $35 for members and $40 for non- members.

The vastly-popular Sensory Illusionist-Jeanette Andrews returns to the Orland Park History Museum on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. “We are thrilled to have Andrews back again this year after a fabulous event and performance last year,” said Stasukewicz.


The internationally acclaimed artist will present close-up illusions while weaving together science and folklore with performance and experiments. Andrews has performed hundreds of shows across the country with praise from the Public Broadcasting Station, the Daily Mail and the Chicago Tribune.

Guests will enjoy refreshments and an evening of mysteries and illusions. A great option for a date night or ladies’ night out, wine is included with ticket purchase. Pre-registration is recommended for the event with a fee of $25 for members and $30 for non-members.


Museum memberships are available for $10 for an individual and $20 for a family membership at the Sportsplex office, village hall cashier’s office, at the museum as well as online at orlandpark.org.

For more information about these events and the Orland Park History Museum, contact Sarah Stasukewicz, museum curator at 708/873-1622.