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posted: 3/6/2014 4:22 PM

Civil War stories open season at Dundee historical museum March 9

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Submitted by Dundee Township Historical Society

The Dundee Township Historical Museum, 426 Highland Ave., West Dundee, will open for the 2014 season at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9. Local Civil War historian Kenneth Gough will present a special program focusing on the 52nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, "The Dundee Regiment."

Gough will relate stories of the regiment's involvement in the Great Rebellion, their travels through the south, camp life and the battles the in which the regiment took part. He will also bring items from the Civil War era to share with visitors.

There is no charge for the program. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call the museum at (847) 428-6996 or look for the Dundee Township Historical Society on Facebook.

The Dundee Township Historical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Join them at the annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, as they look back on 50 years of collecting, preserving and educating members and residents about the history that surrounds us.

The historical society is taking donations for its annual summer garage sale. Think of the museum as you do your spring cleaning. Any household items (old or new), small furniture, art work, books, antiques and collectibles, toys, bikes, etc. would be appreciated. No clothing please (unless vintage). Christmas items will be saved for the fourth annual "Dickens of a Sale" in December.

The museum will present special programs throughout the summer at The Depot in East Dundee.

The tentative schedule includes: May 10, "The Story of Ann Russell, Pioneer Woman"; June 7, "The Life and Times of Jesse Oatman"; July 5, "The Underground Railroad"; Aug. 23, "One Room School Houses; and Oct. 25, "Burial Traditions and Superstitions." All programs will be presented inside The Depot at 11 a.m. Come shop the market, meet your neighbors and catch up on local history.