• For $4, you get two adult admission tickets to the museum (up to an $8 value; museum admission is free on Fridays, and on all days for active armed forces members). • For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (a $30 value).
Living Sea Aquarium, Inc. can provide you with great aquariums, equipment and livestock. We get new fish shipments every week. We hae a knowledgable staff and a great selection of marine fish, inverts and fresh water fish. If you want it, we can find it for you. We are open 7 days a week.
On May 20, 1891, an estimated 6,000 people attended the first-ever Opening Day at Hawthorne Race Course. The event featured the Chicago Derby—a quarter-mile race won by a horse named Brookwood. Since that day, the facility has thrilled Chicago-area racing fans season after season with live competition and full-card simulcasting. But it hasn't always been easy. In 1905, for instance, racing was banned in Chicago for more than 15 years after several of the facility's horses became mired in a political scandal. And Hawthorne Race Course itself has had to overcome its fair share of adversity, including two fires, the most recent of which destroyed the grandstand in 1978.
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park fosters understanding of the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, with emphasis on his Oak Park origins and his impact on world literature.
We run the Hemingway Birthplace Home and the Hemingway Museum, plus offering scholarly and popular programming and entertainment year-round.
Betty, the dexterous artisan at The Genuine Article, instructs pupils on winding glass into embellished, round beads that can serve as the basis for glistening jewelry or seasonal ornaments. During the four-hour basic lampworking tutorial, aspiring artisans engineer three–five beads with dots, stripes, or emergency-contact phone numbers. The intimate bauble session equips classes of four students with all the necessary materials and tools, including molten glass and Mapp fuel gas while the instructor distributes individualized feedback.
Collector's Choice Art Gallery highlights regional and international artists, beckons customers to browse 700 stock art prints, and preserves precious mementos with framing. Medium-size 16"x20" posters ($20) pep up bedroom walls, and 24"x36" full-sized printed posters ($40–$60) cover up prehistoric cave drawings left by former tenants. Customers can select their printed masterpieces by several artists, including Marilyn Simandle, Paul Jorgenson and Paulo Romero. A skilled framer with a minimum of 15 years experience protects brought-in items, such as 8"x10" paper prints, returning them to owners with a single mat, clear glass, and satin silver frame ($78.36). Meanwhile, 16"x20" painted canvases stretch across a floater frame ($143.54). Patrons can browse more than 2500 framing samples to pick the perfect way to preserve many of their keepsakes, including fabric, organic materials, and sports jerseys signed by their favourite athlete's bobble head.