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Sun, Sep 22


Sesquicentennial Planning Group

Open Doors Glencoe

Discover your community by venturing to places unknown at this special one day behind-the-scenes look into Glencoe

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Open Doors Glencoe
Open Doors Glencoe

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sesquicentennial Planning Group, 675 Village Court, Glencoe, IL, USA

About the event

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Open Doors Glencoe is a free, one-day, behind-the-scenes look into locations that residents may not have seen before. It is patterned after the worldwide program, Open House Cities, where sites not normally open to the public are available for people to investigate on their own. In honor of Glencoe’s 150th anniversary, come out and discover more about your community.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, spend some time at Public Safety, seeing the roll call room or the holding cell; stop in at the Glencoe Golf Club and try a putting contest (with prizes), explore the Audubon International Cooperative Certified Sanctuary that includes a monarch butterfly incubator or visit the Pet Adoption Center on premises for one day only. 

Learn how to ballroom dance in a free class at the North Shore Dance Society’s studio on Vernon. Stop by South School and see the newly renovated auditorium and kindergarten classrooms. 

Have you ever wondered what Skokie Country Club is like? Open Doors Glencoe is your chance to visit this private club, founded in 1897, for a guided tour by club staff.

In the afternoon, most of Glencoe’s beautiful religious institutions will be open to view their sanctuaries, stained glass windows or gathering halls. At Am Shalom, Rabbi Lowenstein will open the ark and answer questions about the congregation’s Torah scrolls. The Glencoe Union Church, setting for the popular 1980s film, Sixteen Candles, will be open to explore, and the North Shore United Methodist Church invites you to stop by, look around and enjoy refreshments!


Look for the Open Doors Glencoe signs around town and discover the hidden gems, architectural treasurers and fun places to visit in our community. 

Looking for another great experience? The City of Highland Park invites you to join them for Open Doors Highland Park!  

Open Doors Highland Park is a free, public HP150 event taking place on September 28, 2019 throughout Highland Park. Open Doors offers behind the scene access to more than a dozen Highland Park buildings described below.  Participants will enjoy hidden gems, architectural treasures, and fascinating utilitarian sites. Learn more at

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