First Division Museum Members Night Open House

Tuesday, April 24
5:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for our first member event of 2018 at the First Division Museum! Activities for the evening include:

  • Special artifact displays highlighting veteran stories
  • Tank tours
  • McCormick Research Center open to answer your military history question
  • Never-before-seen artifacts in the Collections area
  • Exhibit halls open with staff answering questions
  • Complimentary light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres with cash bar available

Individual Member and Senior Members may bring one guest (2 people total).
Member Plus and Senior Plus Members may bring two guests (4 people total).

Robert McCormick House Flashlight Tour and Tales

Friday, May 11
Tours on the half hour starting at 7:30 pm. Last tour at 9:30pm.
Registration opens April 20

Experience something very different at the McCormick House! Take a 20-minute exclusive tour that visits places in the house not usually seen, including the attic. Flashlights will be provided and you are welcome to come early or stay later to hear tales about the mansion and Robert McCormick in Freedom Hall.

Space is limited. Complimentary light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available.

Individual Member and Senior Members may bring one guest (2 people total).
Member Plus and Senior Plus Members may bring two guests (4 people total).

Pond and Display Gardens Re-Opening Open House

Tuesday, July 10
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Be the first to walk through our all-new display gardens north of the Visitors Center! The highly anticipated new landscape is a byproduct of Project New Leaf and was years in the making. Members of Cantigny Horticulture will be on hand to explain the plantings and answer any questions you may have.

Complimentary light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available.

Members Concert at the Bandshell

Friday, August 31
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Registration opens July 31

Our most popular members event is back! This year, at the Bandshell, we welcome Brass from the Past, one of the best horn bands in the Midwest. Their hits include Motown, pop, jazz, R&B, soul, rock and funk. Don’t miss this performance.

Individual and Senior Individual members will receive $10 worth of tickets to purchase food or drinks from available vendors. Plus and Senior Plus member will receive $20 worth of tickets. Food vendors will include Big Mama’s Kitchen, Golden Eagle Hot Dogs, Twisted Classics, and Mamie’s Toffee and treats. Cash bar available.

Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Beer Member Open House

Thursday, September 13
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Registration opens August 15

Savor early autumn at this wildlife-focused member event around Cantigny’s restored prairie. Horticulture staff members and our volunteer apiarist will discuss Cantigny’s beekeeping activities and offer honey samples. Learn about monarch butterfly tagging in the Idea Garden, and watch for migrating nighthawks and other birds with birding enthusiasts.

Honey beer samples will be available and light honey-themed refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Cash bar available.

Individual and Senior Individual members will receive 3 tickets for beer sampling. Plus and Senior Plus members will receive 6 tickets.