Local museum opens with antique clocks, floor-to-ceiling stained glass
Walking into the Halim Time and Glass Museum is like taking a step back in time through a maze of winding corridors lined with antiques.
The new museum, which sits at 1560 Oak Ave. and opened Sept. 26, is filled with clocks and stained glass windows from all over the world. The pieces come from the private collection of Cameel Halim, a Wilmette-based real estate investor from Egypt who began collecting historical items with his wife, Hoda, more than 20 years ago.
Family ready to share amazing collection of time pieces
EVANSTON, Ill. -- If you could collect anything in the world, what would it be? Bottle caps? Coins? Handbags? How about clocks?
One suburban man and his family are passionate about time and starting next week they want you to make time to see their personally curated collection. There are so many pieces they decided to build a museum to house and display them.
It's called the Halim Time and Glass Museum. It's located in Evanston and houses over 1100 time pieces and over 70 stained glass pieces of art. The building is five stories tall and is filled with history, art and the study of time.