Share memories of Santa's Village at historical society meeting July 28

Submitted by Dundee Township Historical Society
Posted7/15/2019 8:34 PM

Christmas is coming early this year.

Celebrate with the Dundee Township Historical Society and hear the story of Santa's Village at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28.


Guest speaker Phillip Wenz will share the "History and Memories of Santa's Village." His presentation will give us a behind-the-scenes view of the "Village" as well as a look at some of the original artifacts and rare historic photos. Hear about the old days when Santa first came to spend his summers in East Dundee and share memories from the old village.

Wenz, aka Santa from Santa's Village, has been the jolly symbol for over 30 years. His publication about the "Village" will be available for purchase.

There will be presents under the tree, cookies on the plate, candy in the jar and music in the air.

The museum is located at 426 Highland Ave. in West Dundee. Regular museum hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays.

The museum will hold its annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the old Summit school site, 611 E. Main St. in East Dundee.

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Treasures for sale include Haeger Pottery and catalogs, collectibles, antiques, vintage year books, linens, jewelry, toys, books, art work, Precious Moments other collectibles, glassware, household items, small furniture, lamps, garden art, videos, DVDs, CD's, and much, much more. There is something for everyone.

Items have been donated by members, friends and acquaintances from as far away as Elmhurst and New Lennox. The historical society is grateful for all the donations and support. Income from this sale helps to keep the museum doors open.

For information, call the museum at (847) 428-6996 or visit or

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