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WELCOME TO THE GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM

The museum is located at the Naval Station Great Lakes by the Main Gate. Admission and parking are free.

Address: Building 42, 610 Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes, IL 60088

MUSEUM INFORMATION

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday    1pm - 5pm
Friday       11am - 5pm
Saturday    1pm - 5pm

Guided tours and additional hours by appointment.
Please call 847-688-3154
or email glnm@navy.mil for more information.



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GREAT LAKES NAVAL MUSEUM EVENTS

teacher lecturing to students Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Brick By Brick
Armed Forces Day Lecture - May 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm:

In honor of Armed Forces Day, join us at the Great Lakes Naval Museum for a special lecture by Museum Specialist Therese Gonzalez. "Brick by Brick" will explore the history of Naval Station Great Lakes, from its founding in 1911 through two world wars, the development of modern warfare technology and its current role as the home of Recruit Training Command, the U.S. Navy's only boot camp; and Training Support Center, providing technical post-recruit training in a number of disciplines, in about 80 different courses of instruction. This lecture will be start at 2:00 pm on Friday, 15 May 2015. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

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Facing North Chicago
LEARN Art Exhibition - May 30, 2015 - 1:00 pm-5:00 pm:

This art exhibition will feature over 300 works of art by students at the LEARN Charter School. Their work seeks to highlight the diversity of the Great Lakes Community and makes a connection between the students, their neighborhoods, and how they are shaped by their environs. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

2 people looking at a painting in a gallery Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Battle of Midway Commemoration
June 4, 2015 - 10:00 am-11:00 am:

Please join the Great Lakes Naval Museum as we remember and honor those who fought and died at the Battle of Midway. Naval Station Great Lakes Commander, Capt. James Hawkins, will make remarks during this wreath laying ceremony and light refreshments will be served. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

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Props for Pops
STEM Saturday - June 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm-3:00 pm:

Come show Dad how much he is appreciated on his special day. During this activity, children and parents will learn about the properties of airplanes as we build our own model planes. These planes can be decorated for Dad and taken home and given as a gift for him on Father's Day. This event is free and open to the public. All craft supplies will be provided.

2 people looking at a painting in a gallery Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Great Lakes Naval Museum Summer Concert Series
Navy Band Great Lakes - June 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm:

Please join the Great Lakes Naval Museum and Navy Band Great Lakes as we present the first show of our 2015 Summer Concert Series. The Brass Band "Liberty Call" will be performing on the Museum's front porch as they play a variety of summertime favorites. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

teacher lecturing to students Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Choosing What's Historically Important
Preservation Lecture Series #1 - June 20, 2015 - 1:30 pm-3:00 pm:

Presented by Museum Archivist, Mr. Martin Tuohy, workshop participants will learn how to survey their collection, determine what already exists elsewhere (or nowhere) about a subject, identify future uses and users of the historical materials, and then develop a reasonable strategy to document what is special and "historical" for their own purposes. Examples from the Great Lakes Naval Museum archival collection will be used to illustrate some of the common qualities found in ordinary personal items that become "historical" in unimagined ways.

2 people looking at a painting in a gallery Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Great Lakes Naval Museum Summer Concert Series
Navy Band Great Lakes - July 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm:

Please join the Great Lakes Naval Museum and Navy Band Great Lakes as we present the second show of our 2015 Summer Concert Series. The Woodwind Quartet "Fair Winds" will be performing on the Museum's front porch as they play a variety of summertime favorites. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

teacher lecturing to students Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Preserving and Conserving Your Documents
Preservation Lecture Series #2 - July 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm-3:00 pm:

Presented by Museum Archivist, Mr. Martin Tuohy, workshop participants will learn in everyday terms how paper, photographic prints and negatives, blueprints, magnetic media, and digital media deteriorate - and what simple steps and products can slow or stop that deterioration. Topics to be covered include "inherent vice," proper storage location and housing, environmental control, archival supplies, "silent disasters," and preservation versus conservation. Participants also will learn how to assess risk and make cost-benefit decisions about preservation and conservation. Examples from the National Museum of the American Sailor's archival collection will be used to illustrate some of the common problems and potential solutions. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

teacher lecturing to students Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Care and Preservation of Textiles
Preservation Lecture Series #3 - August 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm-3:00 pm:

Presented by Museum Collection Manager, Ms. Kari Atkinson, workshop participants will learn simple techniques for textile preservation including boxing, rolling, or hanging; proper storage materials; methods of cleaning; and when to call a professional conservator. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

2 people looking at a painting in a gallery Great Lakes Naval Museum hosts
Great Lakes Naval Museum Summer Concert Series
Navy Band Great Lakes - August 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm-3:00 pm:

Please join the Great Lakes Naval Museum and Navy Band Great Lakes as we present the third and last of show of our 2015 Summer Concert Series. The Brass Quintet "Brass Ambassadors" will be performing on the Museum's front porch as they play a variety of summertime favorites. There is no charge and admission to the museum and parking are free.

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