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Volo Auto Museum to open special exhibit honoring Princess Diana

The Volo Auto Museum remembers Princess Diana this Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4, with a special tribute exhibit. Those visiting the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road on Thursday, Aug. 31, will receive free admission. In lieu of admission, donations to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will be accepted.
The Volo Auto Museum remembers Princess Diana this Thursday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 4, with a special tribute exhibit. Those visiting the museum at 27582 Volo Village Road on Thursday, Aug. 31, will receive free admission. In lieu of admission, donations to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will be accepted.

VOLO – The Volo Auto Museum plans to open a special exhibit Thursday dedicated to Princess Diana.

The museum will display Princess Diana’s specially equipped and royally appointed Rolls Royce Silver Spur that she toured Chicago and Evanston in, according to a news release from the museum.

The exhibit also will feature archived photos and documents from her final U.S. visit.

Admission will be free for patrons visiting on Thursday, which is the 20th anniversary of the princess’ death.

“Princess Diana was known for her kindness and numerous acts of charity that so often benefited children. We wanted to do something that would have made her smile,” museum director Brian Grams said in a statement. “So, in lieu of admission, we will accept voluntary donations to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.”

The museum also has created a tribute video in her memory.

The display will be on view through Sept. 4.

The Volo Auto Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $15 for adults, $9 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children age 4 and younger. For information, call 815-385-3644, visit volocars.com or find Volo Auto Museum on Facebook.

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