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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

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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.

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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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