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History of Tupperware topic for lunch talk

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Submitted by Elgin Area Historical Society

The Elgin Area Historical Society will offer a Brown Bag Lunch lecture on the "History of Tupperware!" at noon Thursday, May 15, at the Elgin History Museum, 360 Park St., Elgin. Admisison is $3 or free for museum members. Collector Linda Rock will discuss the development of Tupperware with examples from her collection.

On Friday, May 16, join in a Channing Park Walk at 6 p.m. Meet at the parking lot of Channing School at DuPage and Fulton streets. Get a tour of the old Channing Cemetery. Channing Cemetery is now a school and park but Channing still has many secrets. Visit the one headstone still in place and learn the history of cemeteries in Elgin. The tour will be led by local historian and Elgin cemetery expert Steve Stroud. Donations are accepted.

On Thursday, June 19, the Brown Bag Lunch series continues with Dennis Roxworthy discussing toy collecting. On Thursday, July 17, by historian Jerry Turnquist; on Aug. 21 with the "History of St. Joseph Hospital."


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