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March 2019

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Mar 17 • 10 am

Pioneer Living

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

April 2019

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Apr 21 • 10 am

Pioneer Living

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

May 2019

Fri, May 3 • 8 am

History Walk at Evans Field

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171

June 2019

reenactors in Civil War military uniforms
Special Event Sat, Jun 15 • 10 am

Juneteenth Celebration

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
view of a river and farm fields from above
Sat, Jun 22 • 10 am

Immigrant Landscape

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
view of a river and farm fields from above
Sun, Jun 30 • 10 am

Immigrant Landscape

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

July 2019

a metal statue at Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Sun, Jul 7 • 10 am

Portage Hike

Chicago Portage National Historic Site • Lyons, IL 60402
view of a river and farm fields from above
Sat, Jul 13 • 10 am

Immigrant Landscape

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Jul 26 • 6 pm

Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad: Michigan City Road

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

August 2019

Sat, Aug 3 • 10 am

History Walk at Evans Field Forest Preserve

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Aug 9 • 7:30 pm

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a group walks through a prairie
Fri, Aug 16 • 8 am

Hike the Freedom Trail

Beaubien Woods Boat Launch • Chicago, IL 60827

September 2019

Sat, Sep 7 - Sun, Sep 8 • 10 am

A River Thru History: Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous

Columbia Woods • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Sep 14 • 10 am

Archaeology Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Sep 27 • 6:30 pm

Pioneer Living: Candle Making and Night Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

October 2019

a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Wed, Oct 16 • 5 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Thu, Oct 17 • 5 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Scientists at Site A Commemorative Boulder
Sun, Oct 27 • 9 am

Red Gate Woods: Beginning of the Atomic Age

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439

November 2019

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Nov 3 • 1:30 pm

Pioneer Living: Cooking From Scratch

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
pioneer cabins at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Special Event Sun, Nov 24 • 10 am

47th Annual Settlers’ Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

December 2019

Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Dec 7 • 1 pm

Trailside History Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a replica pioneer wagon decorated for Christmas at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Special Event Sun, Dec 8 • 11 am

Christmas Past

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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