History-Making Portraits To Be Unveiled Sunday, May 20, at Lords Park Zoo
Join the Friends of the Lords Park Zoo, the Elgin History Museum, and the city of Elgin in celebrating the Lords Park (including the Elgin Public Museum!) benefactors George and Mary Lord on Sunday, May 20.
The oil portraits of the Lords, created by longtime Elgin resident Earl Burnidge, will be unveiled in their new location at the Lords Park Pavilion and a program with light refreshments will begin at 2 p.m.
Jerry Turnquest will be presenting the “History of Lords Park” and Linda Rock will be socially mixing, portraying Mary Carpenter Lord. The Lords Park Pavilion is located at 100 Oakwood Boulevard in Elgin.
The Lords were Elgin’s most philanthropic couple and did much more than donate the land for Lords Park. At this event, you’ll learn the many ways they contributed to Elgin and the unique animal history of Elgin’s first large park.
SOURCE: Elgin History Museum