The Halim Time & Glass Museum opened last September in Evanston to showcase stained glass by Tiffany and others along with grandfather clocks, wrist-watches, and other time-keeping devices collected from around the world.
Explore beauty and craftsmanship as you travel through time on a journey to discover the art and science of time keeping. Over 1,100 timepieces are on display including tower clocks, chronometers, automatons, pocket watches and tall case clocks. Beautifully restored and preserved, the collection is one of the finest in the world.
Stained Glass Masters Clocks of the World
More than 30 masterpiece windows tell the story of the American School of Stained Glass. Tiffany, Tillinghast, Lamb, Sperry - these are only a few of the masters on display.
Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany traces the creative life of the artist. Making advances in stained glass, pottery and other media, L.C. Tiffany was a true American master.
Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany Halim Museum
Clocks from the Collection
Glass from the Collection
We will spend two hours at the museum – one hour on a guided tour and one hour to explore the museum on your own.
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Halim's Time Piece Collection
The Bahá’í Temple in Wilmette is one of the most striking architectural buildings in the Chicago area. One of ten dedicated temples of the Bahá'í Faith, it is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world. In 1978, the Temple was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Illinois Office of Tourism has named it one of the "Seven Wonders of Illinois".
The Bahá'í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions and the unity and equality of all people. It began in Persia and other parts of the Middle East region where it has faced ongoing persecution since its inception. Currently it has between five and seven million adherents, known as Bahá'ís, spread out into most of the world's countries and territories.
The Temple is a domed structure surrounded by gardens and fountains. Many elements of the building occur in groups of nine. Since nine is the last number in the decimal system, Bahá'ís believe it symbolizes perfection and completion. There are nine entrances to the auditorium, nine interior alcoves, nine dome sections, and nine fountains in the garden area.
Interior Dome Entrance
We will have a guided tour of the Temple and grounds during our 70 minute visit.
Lunch is not included in the trip fee and will be from 11:00-11:45 at the Lake Forest Oasis. There are tables inside and outside the Oasis where you can sit. You can bring your own lunch or choose from the following restaurants:
- Taste of Middle East
- Panda Express
- Taco Bell Express
- KFC Express
- Dairy Queen
- Doc Popcorn
- Auntie Anne's Pretzels
- Dunkin' Donuts
Please Note: The Bahá'í/Halim Field Trip bus is shared with PLATO members and guests participating in the Buried Child theater trip. Each trip is allotted 28 seats.
Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Chicago on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
7:50 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods to begin boarding.
8:00 AM Bus departs Oakwood
8:20 AM Arrive at Capitol Lakes
8:35 AM Arrive at East Towne Sears
8:45 AM Depart for Chicago (or sooner if everyone is aboard)
Chicago Area Schedule
11:00 AM Arrive at Lake Forest Oasis for lunch
11:45 AM Depart Lake Forest Oasis
12:30 PM Arrive Bahai Temple
1:40 PM Depart Bahai Temple for Halim Museum
2:00 PM Arrive Halim Museum
4:00 PM Depart Halim Museum for Glencoe's WritersTheatre
4:20 PM Arrive Writers Theatre. The Writers Theatre is a block from Glencoe's small business district where you will have 30 minutes to grab a cup of coffee or stretch your legs.
4:50 PM Begin boarding and depart for Madison
Madison Return Schedule (Estimated)
7:30 PM East Towne Sears
7:50 PM Capitol Lakes
8:10 PM Oakwood University Woods
Non-Member Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per trip.
Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year
Members may bring more than one guest if seats are available. Check with trip organizer near the registration deadline date.
Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Bahai Temple and Halim Museum mail-in registration.pdf (including instructions)
For further information: Contact Bahá'í/Halim Field Trip trip organizer, Bob Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-255-3486