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Friday, March 22, 2019

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  • Lincoln on the Circuit & Mary Lincoln in the White House
    2/26/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Lincoln on the Circuit & Mary Lincoln in the White House

    Guy Fraker, J.D., retired attorney, author, and Lincoln historian, will discuss Abraham Lincoln's 20-plus year career as a lawyer and part-time judge on the 8th judicial circuit.

    Kathryn Harris, immediate past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, and former director of library services at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will present a first-person portrayal of Elizabeth Keckley, former slave and Mary Lincoln's trusted friend and modiste, who later wrote about her White House years.

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  • Coulterville History Museum
    3/16/2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    Coulterville History Museum

    On March 16, the Coulterville Historical Society will celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of the Coulterville History Museum. Join us for hot dogs and brats, trivia, a 50/50 drawing, new displays, museum tours, the kick-off of a photo contest, and gift shop items.

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  • A Rich and Fertile Land
    3/21/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    A Rich and Fertile Land

    Join Bruce Kraig, Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois, and Michelle Podkowa, DuPage County Historical Museum, as they discuss "A Rich and Fertile Land”. Kraig and Podkowa examine how American food habits transformed the Midwest from virgin prairies to the nation’s farming heartland. Podkowa will talk about how her family’s history is a living example of how this happened and what life is like “down on the farm”.

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  • Irish Heritage & History
    3/27/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Irish Heritage & History

    In celebration of Irish heritage in Illinois, Dr. Eileen McMahon, professor and chair of the History program at Lewis University, will discuss her research on the parish communities found along the Illinois & Michigan Canal, and the Irish immigrants who built this vital passageway.

    Dr. Theodore Karamanski, professor of History and Public History Director at Loyola University Chicago, will present on the Irish in the Civil War. Live music by ​Wild Columbine.

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