A wood extravaganza or: how to make a wood exhibit exciting

The new temporary wood exhibit is open for viewing!  Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “Hm. Wood. That sounds boring.”  However, I am pleased to report that the exhibit is far, far from dull (even if my description doesn’t do it justice). It tells the story of how Buffalo Grove’s inhabitants have used trees and how wood’s role has changed from utilitarian uses to ornamental designs.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • Work by the Chicago Woodturners Association including a castle and merry-go-round
  • A walk-through giant Lincoln Log cabin and building one of your own at the Lincoln Log station.
  • Seeing winning pinewood derby cars and racing Hot Wheels cars on a track
  • Finding out what trail trees are and how the Potawatomi used them
  • Discovering some of the tools that built the first homes in Buffalo Grove
  • Learning about invasive tree species and ecology

Don’t delay your visit, the exhibit will be up through mid-April and dismantled for two weeks to accommodate a special museum theater presentation (more info on that soon). After that, it will stay up until the end of May.

As always, admission is free!

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