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Friday, February 15, 2019

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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”.

American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times (Exhibit)

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times, a traveling exhibit commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory, will open on February 15 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. Entrance to exhibit is included with museum admission. 

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. 

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