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Dates: 5/4/2019 - 5/4/2019
City / State: Downers Grove, IL
Event Name: Founders Day
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 113807 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k, 5k - 1B
Description: The Windy City Walkers join the Downers Grove Historical Society and other groups to celebrate Founders Day in Downers Grove with a self-paced walk with written directions and map. A group walk will begin at 9:30 for those who wish to walk with club members and attend a planned ceremony honoring this year’s founder, Henry Carpenter. The Downers Grove Historical Society’s theme for 2019 is Celebrating the Arrival of the Railroad through Downers Grove. In keeping with the theme, this years’s walk will follow the path of the railroad through Downers Grove, visiting the village’s 3 train stations and other sites of train-related history. There are a number of train-related events scheduled throughout the week to celebrate Founders Day. Main Street businesses will be displaying historic photos of the railroad in their windows.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Little Free Libraries, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Underground Railroad, United States Post Offices, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: 9 am - 11 am
Location: Downers Grove Museum
Start Point / Driving Directions: 831 Maple Ave, Downers Grove.
From the South: Exit I-55 at the Lemont Rd. North exit 271B and proceed approximately 6 Miles to Maple. Right on Maple. Lemont Rd. becomes Main St. as you travel north of 75th St.
From the North: Take Ogden Avenue to Main St. and head south approximately 1.5 Miles to Maple. Left on Maple.
Awards & Fees: ZZ
Comments: Group walk at 9:30. Free parking is available in the Downers Grove Parking Deck at Curtiss and Mochel Drive, commuter lots, or on the street.
Host Club: Windy City Walkers
Contact: Irena Paronis (630) 306-5311
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