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Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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Yerkes Observatory is a facility built for the Department of astronomy and astrophysics in Chicago University. The observatory is known to be the base of several ground breaking discoveries and theories in the field of astronomy and astrophysics. Additionally, many topics of current research in this field have been sparked off through the findings in this observatory. The facility houses a few state-of-the-art equipment as well as the world's largest refracting telescope. Also having a collection of over 150,000 photographic plates, Yerkes Observatory can justifiably be referred to as the foundation of modern astronomy.
Situated in Sunset Park, the Elkhorn Band Shell is a popular outdoor entertainment venue. The picturesque shell was built in 1926 and its design draws inspiration from another shell located in Mount Mary, Illinois. The opening concert had a huge crowd of nearly 4000 people. Post the expansion of the clubhouse, the shell was moved to its present location in 1962. The park is home to an assortment of recreational activities inclusive of a swimming pool, picnic area, sand volleyball, baseball and softball fields, and a playground.
The Memorial Hall is located at Richmond, Illinois. This historic building was constructed in 1907 with a US$ 10,000 bequest from Charles Dewitt McConnell and was a focal point for community government and recreation. The building was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on August 19, 1993.
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Three weekends of orchestral and chamber music performances are held annually in July and August in the historic 1880's Woodstock Opera House. Recognized conductors and guest artists perform at this rare European-like venue, allowing patrons to enjoy the music of Mozart in different performance styles.
Monthly folk concerts, hosted by a not-for-profit organization, are held every third Saturday of the month, beginning at 8PM. An intimate setting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and good viewing from every seat in the house contribute to an enjoyable evening.
This annual outdoor musical festival takes place on the third Saturday in July. It features folk, blues, Latin and Celtic music, as well as storytelling. A Children's Area, Open Mike Stage, and Story Stage are all part of the fun. The festival runs from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm, rain or shine, so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great afternoon of entertainment. Spring and Fall concert series are also offered at Congregational Unitarian Church.