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History at High Noon: Indian Tribes of Southern Illinois

Harrisburg District Library

  • 13 August 2019
  • Author: Elaine Evans
  • Number of views: 20

Event date: 8/15/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event

Yes, Indians really did once roam Southern Illinois, but they weren't who you think. Come find out who wasn't here, who was here, and why they'e not here now.

Presenter: Gillum Ferguson

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Harrisburg District Library
2 West Walnut Street
Harrisburg, IL (Map)


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