Photos and description of our visit to the Frances Willard House Museum is now available for viewing. Click on "Frances Willard Museum visit" under Photo Gallery.

To see Frances Willard's Bio or history background ; go to "CACG Meetings" Frances Willard meeting flyer or to their website:

Northwestern University Library is postponing the two demonstrations scheduled for March 18th due to the safety of preventing the spread of  COVID 19.  A new date in the future will be scheduled soon.

Please check back soon for the rescheduled date.

 Renewal time for your CACG membership 2020 is March 31, 2020.  if you  want to renew or make any changes to your membership, please print out your form and mail it to Mary. Form available - "under Membership" of the menu bar above. Or can bring the membership form & payment to the CACG meetings and give to any of the committee officers.

Latest Updates:

In order to help minimize the spread of Covid-19; there are a list of Museum closings.


You can also see the list under "Other News" above.

Upcoming meetings that we have planned for 2020. And they are:


- A visit to the Fancis Willard House in Evanston on Feb. 25, 2020. -POSTPONED- to March 3, 2020.


Two demostrations at NW on March 18th.

Upcoming meetings for SMSI group :

Rescheduled to:

"The History of the Universe

Starting with the Big Bang!

Waaay After Christmas Party!"

Friday, February  21, 2020


By Larry Bartoszek

for more info click on "SMSI meetings" in the menu bar.

Future meetings:

To be announced.

Check out photos from our most recent tour of the Ed Paschke Art Center meeting.

Under Photo Gallery / "Ed Paschke Art Center tour"

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future meetings, please let us know. Just call or email any of the CACG officers (Susan, Mary, Carol, Inez, Amber or Maria).

 Photos from our visit to the Field Museum's "Behind the Scenes" meeting. Under Photo Gallery / Field Museum's "Behind the Scenes".

Also you can see a video of "Undressing a Mannequin Timelaspe":

Other interesting Links:

American Institute for Conservation

    McCrone Research Institute
     State Microscopical Society of Illinois
 International Preservation Studies Center (formerly known as The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies) in Mt. Carroll, IL.

Other related Chicago Conservation News:

Rachel Sabino has an interesting article on "Gilding the Dead: Mummy Portraits in Roman Egypt". See

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Frances Willard

Charcoal drawing of Frances E Willard