Meeting February 12, 2019

200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties

Presented by Debra Fanfrei

Every artifact tells a story.  Learn about the history of Lake County through the artifacts featured in the new book 200 Objects that Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties.  Debbie Fandrei, curator of the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove and project manager for the book, will show pictures and share stories of 30 of the different artifacts, ranging from a mammoth bone to a 1940’s football. She will also talk about the collaboration between 23 different museums which produced the book.

Debbie Fandrei was born and raised in Grayslake, and attended college in Minnesota and Virginia.  After an internship at the Milwaukee Public Museum, she decided she wanted to work in history museums because of all the great stories that museums share with visitors.  After twenty years at the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove, she still thinks she made the right choice…