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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Bargain Quilts and the Quilt Buy of the Century

McHenry County Historical Society & Museum

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Janette Dwyer, former owner of Quilt Quarters in Geneseo, has spent the past 26 years sewing and collecting quilts. Her collection, which now tops 300, dates from the 1880s to the present day. She will bring about 30 quilts with her for the presentation – including two gems from the Century of Progress at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. She will talk about the quilts, as well as the fair's history, and show off other “bargains” she has uncovered. The Gazebo Valor Quilters, a group of about 40 women from the northwest suburbs, also will honor veterans with quilts that day. A drawing for the Heritage Quilters’ raffle quilt, an homage to World War I titled “Forever Poppies” and a show-and-tell also are part of the program. 

Christian County Annual Persimmon Party

Christian County Historical Society & Museum and the Christian County Genealogical Society

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The Christian County Historical Society & Museum along with the Christian County Genealogical Society will host their annual Persimmon Party (Fun Fall Family Festival) on Saturday November 3rd from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Prairie Days (Civil War too)

Christian County Historical Society & Museum

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Join us for Prairie Days at the Christian County Historical Society & Museum. Enjoy period demonstrators, Civil War discussions, artisans, vendors, live music, tours of the historical buildings, butter churning, candle dipping, food, fun and games. 

Illinois History Forum–Ronald Reagan

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library invites you to take part in the 2018 Illinois History Forum.

Please join us on September 13 for a book discussion on When Character was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan.

Moderator: Alan Lowe, former Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Archivist and current Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Executive Director

All discussions begin at noon and are free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Location:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Multipurpose Room
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701 (Map
217-785-9132
www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov

Illinois History Forum–Lincoln the Lawyer

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library invites you to take part in the 2018 Illinois History Forum.

Please join us on September 6 for a book discussion on Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln by George R. Dekle, Sr.

Moderator: George R. Dekle, Sr., Lawyer and former Florida Assistant State’s Attorney

All discussions begin at noon and are free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Location:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Multipurpose Room
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701 (Map
217-785-9132
www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov
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