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Bartlett Heritage Days

Head to downtown Bartlett on Saturday, 9/8 and Sunday, 9/9 and join the FUN of Bartlett’s 9th annual Heritage Days. Activities for every age group are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with a Bartlett Band Bash featuring 7DEEZ from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Activities to look for: Pet adoption event; Town Center sound stage & O’Hare’s Pub beer garden; Bartlett Bazaar, including jewelry row, craft show and flea market; Story Spinners; Mr. D’s House of Magic and Illusion show; Kids Fest; Halloween costume sale to benefit Alzheimer’s Foundation; FREE trolley rides; classic car show; food vendors and more. Also Arts in Bartlett has planned events during the festival and both the Bartlett Depot Museum and Bartlett History Museum will be open on Saturday, 9/8:

The Bartlett Depot Museum
...will be open Saturday, 9/8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in anytime for a free kids craft and to pick-up a free self-guided downtown walking tour. The current exhibit is “Over There, Over Here! Bartlett and  the Great War” The first 100 visitors will receive a color changing  cup that celebrates the Illinois Bicentennial. 
World War I Walk - 9 a.m. OR 2 p.m. Learn more about Bartlett’s 19 Yanks and homefront efforts during the Great War. Walk with the museum director through the heart of old Bartlett and see where some of the soldiers worked and lived and learn about the community’s support and fundraising endeavors. The walk will last about one hour. Wear comfortable shoes! Meet at the Bartlett Depot Museum 15 minutes prior to tour time. 
Kids Story Time with Zippy, an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog - 11 a.m. Free. How did dogs serve and help in World War I? Children will hear the stories of two real WW I dogs, Rags and Sargent Stubby, and how they helped the soldiers in battle. A themed craft will follow. Zippy, a trained golden retriever  comfort dog, will be there for hugs and support!

The Bartlett History Museum
...will be open Saturday, 9/8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday through this state endorsed exhibit, “The Illinois Bicentennial, Celebrating State and Bartlett Shared History.” Visitors will learn about Illinois’ farming, railroad, architecture, etc., through a Bartlett lens. The first 50 visitors will receive a color changing cup that celebrates this milestone anniversary.

You can visit the Bartlett Heritage Days website, or Bartlett Heritage Days Facebook page to see the most up-to-date schedule with days and times for all the events.