225 Grand Blvd. Elgin, Ill. 60120(847) 741-6655 www.elginpublicmuseum.orgHours: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: Suggested donation $2, $1 kids under 12
Built in 1907, the museum offers exhibits and educational
programs with natural history and cultural themes.
Tattoo: An American Evolution. This unique
exhibit examines the origins and development of tattoos in American
culture, focusing on the history of the American tattoo,
stigmatization of tattoos, societal acceptance and mainstreaming,
as well a modern developments in tattoo technology. The
exhibition explores the popularity of the tattoo through the
traveling sailor, circus culture, military and other groups.
The exhibit was developed by the NIU Museum Studies 2010
Curatorial Practice Class and won an award of excellence from the
Illinois Association of Museums. The exhibit runs through