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Illinois History Day

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Illinois History Day (IHD) is a state-wide program for students grades 6-12 who are interested in building research skills while learning about their state’s history. Students will present their research at regional contests across the state. Those who receive a superior ribbon at their regional will present their projects at the state competition hosted in Springfield in May. 

A League of Their Own (Movie Screening)

DuPage County Historical Museum

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Did you know A League of their Own was partially filmed at Cantigny? Watch this iconic movie based on a true story in our Museum Auditorium. Concessions available. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

A Rich and Fertile Land

DuPage County Historical Museum

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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”.

Fact vs. Fiction: Lincoln and Kennedy

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Do you know about all the eerie parallels between Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy? Elected 100 years apart, both former boat captains, both replaced by men named Johnson, the list goes on — except the “parallels” are routine coincidences, exaggerations, or outright lies. Join our experts for a fun look at what’s fact and what’s fiction in this famous claim. 

Three-I Baseball & Forgotten Voices of Illinois

2019 SAGE Lunch and Learn Series

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Bill Kemp, archivist and librarian at the McLean County Museum of History, will explore the Three-I professional baseball league (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) and how it shaped the history of professional sports in the Midwest from 1920-1940.

Dr. John Hallwas, award-winning author and editor of more than two dozen books related to Illinois history and literature, and professor emeritus of English at Western Illinois University, will present "Forgotten Voices: Six Illinois Authors You Need to Know".

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