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Hemmens Events

  1. Closed ~ Happy Memorial Day!

    May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM @ Hemmens Cultural Center

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Preservation Month

  1. Memorial Day at Bluff City Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bluff City Cemetery

    This year’s program will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association. This ceremony will also include the Elgin Master Chorale and Elgin High School Band. Local students will continue the long held tradition of reading Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and General John Logan’s Orders which established Memorial Day.

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Special Events & Elgin Art Showcase

  1. All non-emergency City offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

    May 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ All non-emergency City offices

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  2. Memorial Day Event @ Mount Hope Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 8:45 AM @ Mount Hope Cemetery

    There will be a Catholic Mass along with a combined color guard, rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  3. Memorial Day Event @ Lakewood Memorial Park

    May 29, 2017, 9:15 AM @ Lakewood Memorial Park

    A service to honor those buried at Lakewood Memorial Park located at 30W730 US 20 will be held at the cemetery’s Garden of Honor and include a combined color guard. The observance will conclude with a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  4. Memorial Day Event @ Elgin Veterans Memorial Park

    May 29, 2017, 9:45 AM @ Elgin Veterans Memorial Park

    Organized by the Elgin Navy Club and the Marine Corps League, this program is especially designed to pay tribute to veterans interred at sea. The program will also feature the Elgin Master Chorale, and conclude with the strewing of flowers into the Fox River, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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  5. Memorial Day Event @ Bluff City Cemetery

    May 29, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Bluff City Cemetery

    This year’s program will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Elgin Patriotic Memorial Association. The most solemn moment of the morning will be the laying of organizational wreaths at the Grand Army of the Republic memorial – an observance akin to the laying of wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington D.C. Activities will include a roll call of deceased veterans, a rifle salute, and the playing of Taps. Special Note: "Should weather conditions be deemed unsuitable by city officials for outdoor programs an announcement will be made no later than 8:30 am on Memorial Day that the Elgin Veterans Memorial Park and Bluff City Cemetery programs will be held at their normal times at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. This information will be posted on and distributed by all possible media. Please note this possible change does not affect the Lakewood Memorial Park and Mount Hope programs.

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