Harvesting History

CALLING ALL BEER LOVERS!

Saturday, August 25 from 12:30-3:30pm   |   $30 per person

The Museums at Lisle Station Park & Alter Brewing in Downers Grove invite you to this exclusive 21+ event beginning at the museum campus, 921 School Street in Lisle. Our bus will provide transportation to Alter Brewing in Downers Grove for the second part of this new, unique special event.


EVENT FEATURES:

  • Harvest Hops from our very own Four-Square Garden
  • Tour Alter Brewing in Downers Grove
  • Learn How to Taste Beer
  • Enjoy Alter's Craft Beers in their Tasting Room
  • Beer Samples & Pint Included
  • Transportation Provided to/from Brewery

Reserve Your Spot Now for Harvesting History


Limited spots available! To register online, select the button above or call 630-964-3410.



Ages 21 & Up – Learn how to tell when hops are ready to be picked and harvest some from our very own Four-Square Garden! We'll also discuss other uses for hops throughout history and how taverns came to be. Then, we'll be transported in our bus to Alter Brewing in Downers Grove to tour the brewery and drop off our freshly-harvested hops for use in a brand new beer. We'll learn how to taste beer, sample a few brews, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a pint before the shuttle heads back (2 return shuttles – 3:00pm & 3:30pm).


The brew made with our hops will be featured at an Alter tapping event and at our Games & Grub night on October 27, from 4-7pm.


When you come to both Harvesting History and Alter's exclusive tapping event debuting our very own brew, you'll receive a special gift from our partners & brewmasters at Alter Brewing!



Questions about the event? Contact the museum at 630-968-0499 or museum@lisleparkdistrict.org.



 



The Museums at Lisle Station Park invites families to come to the Museum on the following dates from 10:30-11:30am for a free fun family activity. Activites will vary depending on the theme of the month, are best suited for kids ages 3 -10, and will be held in the Netzley/Yender Farmhouse.

FREE PARKING is available in the lot in front of the Beaubien Tavern and at Village Hall and in the commuter parking lots.

Program Co-Hosted By: Lisle Library District



Saturday, August 25 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Small Smiths

Get your hands dirty as you become an apprentice for a day, learning the skills that blacksmiths use to craft metal!



Saturday, October 6 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Paintin' Pumpkins

Come decorate pumpkins with us as we celebrate autumn at the Museum!



Saturday, November 17 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Autumn Arbor

Learn all about the beautiful trees that led people to call Lisle the Arboretum Village and create your own tree.




Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or museum@lisleparkdistrict.org.



 
Depot Days

Free Old Fashioned Fun For The Whole Family!

Join us at The Museums at Lisle Station Park this weekend for old-fashioned fun! The Museum is located at 921 School Street in Lisle.


FREE PARKING is available in the Village Hall & Commuter Lots

FREE HANDICAP PARKING is available in the Village Hall & Bank of America Lot




Popular Attractions:

Views from Lisle exhibit, Petting Farm, Maggie the Milking Cow, Hayrides, Model Train Layout, BNSF Railway Company, Historic Buildings & Artifacts, Historic Automobiles, Heirloom Gardens, Gift Shop, Annual Heritage Ornament available for purchase



Fun Activities:

Rope Making, Corn Grinding, Ottawa Log Saw, Mini Hay Baler, Storytime, Hit & Miss Engine



Historic-Living Demonstrations:

Blacksmithing, Baking in the Beehive Oven, Beekeeping, Bobbin Lace Making, Flour Milling, Knitting, Leather Working, Rug Hooking, Spinning & Weaving, Soap Making, Cider Press



Games & Activities:

Candy in the Straw, Tavern Puzzles, Kid-Sized Blacksmithing, Sack Races...and other traditional family fun!



Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or museum@lisleparkdistrict.org.



 
Games and Grub

Saturday, October 27, 4-7pm   |   $35 per person / $60 per couple

The Museums at Lisle Station Park in collaboration with Alter Brewing in Downers Grove invite you to this exclusive 21+ Halloween event at the museum campus, 921 School Street in Lisle.


Proceeds will support the Museum’s mission to preserve & interpret Lisle’s dynamic history.


EVENT FEATURES:

  • Play classic games from our artifact collections, like Game of Lisle
  • Taste our very own brew made with hops from our Four-Square Garden by Alter Brewing
  • Food & drinks included
  • Costumes encouraged

Reserve Your Spot Now for Games & Grub


To register online, select the button above or call 630-964-3410.



Ages 21 & Up – Wear your Halloween or themed costume from any time period and join us for food, drinks, and games. Play classics like Checkers & Dominos, try your hand at a few rounds of cards in the Tavern, or try something from our artifact collections, like Game of Lisle. We will be featuring a brew from Alter Brewing in Downers Grove made with hops picked from our very own Four-Square Garden during the Harvesting History event!



Questions about the event? Contact the museum at 630-968-0499 or museum@lisleparkdistrict.org.