Preview the future home of the Lake County Discovery Museum as you sip champagne, enjoy delicious chocolates and shop for unique gift items at Chocolate, Champagne and Shopping on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 to 9 pm.
This year's “ladies night out” fundraiser will be held in Libertyville at the Lake County Forest Preserves General Offices, and soon-to-be future home of the museum, at 1899 West Winchester Road between Butterfield Road and Route 45 in Libertyville. Enter on Technology Way, take first left onto boulevard, then first left into parking lot. Map it.
Throughout the evening, guests can shop for handcrafted jewelry, candles, confections, soaps, cosmetics, spa products, tableware, books, clothing, accessories, fair trade gifts and many other specialty items from a variety of vendors. The event is presented by the Friends of the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves.
Tickets are $12 per person if purchased in advance at the museum or online, or $15 at the door. Attendees must be 18 years or older. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Lake County Discovery Museum, whose mission is to provide support for the museum’s exhibitions and programs.
For more information on Chocolate, Champagne and Shopping, or other Lake County Discovery Museum events, call 847-968-3400.
About the Lake County Discovery Museum
This nationally accredited museum provides visitors with a wide variety of exhibits and educational programs, and is also home to the nation’s largest collection of picture postcards.
Mixing classic artifacts and pop-culture references, the museum's newest original exhibition, Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity, introduces Dickens as the first international celebrity of the modern age and illustrates his life, career, and influence on culture. Institutions and organizations worldwide are commemorating this author and social critic by celebrating the bicentenary of Dickens’ birthday throughout 2012.
The Lake County Discovery Museum is a department of the Lake County Forest Preserves, which manages more than 29,400 acres of land and offers innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all ages.