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A Kentucky Derby Celebration, featuring Leslie Goddard

Presented by Glen Ellyn Historical Society at Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Glen Ellyn IL

May 06 2023
A Kentucky Derby Celebration, featuring Leslie Goddard

Get in the mood for the evening’s running of the Derby by joining us for a special afternoon celebration. Leslie Goddard will offer a presentation on Kentucky Derby History and Traditions.

First run in 1875, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation. But that’s only one reason we love it. In this lively illustrated lecture, historian Leslie Goddard traces the history of the Kentucky Derby, looking especially at the traditions that make it so beloved. Put on your fancy hat, grab a mint julep and get ready to learn what makes the first Saturday in May so special.


Adults $10, GEHS Members $8, Students 18 and under $5. Refreshments, program at 2 p.m.

Contact: 630-469-1867


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Glen Ellyn Historical Society

800 North Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


There is convenient, free parking in our lot. If the lot is full, additional parking is located behind Stacy's Tavern Museum. If school is closed, you may also park by the elementary school, or across the street at the District 41 Administration Building. There is also parking on nearby residential streets, but watch for directional signs as not all side streets allow parking on both sides.

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