Event date: 11/3/2018 10:00 AM - 11/4/2018 5:00 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Saturday, July 14, 2018 / Categories: Events, Bicentennial Event Eugene Debs and George Pullman in McHenry County Woodstock Celebrates, Inc. and Illinois Labor History Society Woodstock Celebrates and the Illinois Labor History Society are hosting a Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman event in Woodstock for Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 November. Saturday, 3 November 10:00 p.m.-12:00 noon. The Gilded Age, a new documentary film about the 1880–1896 period, at Woodstock Public Library (414 West Judd Street). 2:00 p.m. Stage Left Cafe (125 West Van Buren Street), Steve Aavang as Sheriff George Eckert, then introduces C.J. Martello as George Pullman. 2:30-3:30 p.m. C.J. Martello does a one-man show as George Pullman. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Gunnar Gitlin discusses the 1895 United States Supreme Court decision that sent Debs to serve six months in Old McHenry County Jail. Sunday, 4 November [note clocks fall back 1 hour] 12:00-1:00 p.m. Walking Tour of Debs/Eckert Sites in Woodstock led by Steve Aavang as Sheriff Eckert. 2:00 p.m. Stage Left Cafe, Steve Aavang as Sheriff George Eckert, then introduces Ernest Freeberg. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Ernest Freeberg discusses the 1919 United States Supreme Court decision, Debs v. United States, that sent Debs to serve ten years in federal prisons in Moundsville, West Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Book signing of Ernest Freeberg's Democracy's Prisoner and exhibits of Debs and Pullman material hosted by Read Between the Lynes. All events are free to the public, however donations are encouraged for the specific purpose of renovating Old McHenry County Jail. Volunteers at each event will take cash and checks made payable to Woodstock Celebrates, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, that WCI will turn over to the City of Woodstock for the Old Jail. Event Locations: Woodstock Public Libary 414 West Judd Street Woodstock, IL (Map) Stage Left Cafe 125 West Van Buren Street Woodstock, IL (Map) Old McHenry County Courthouse and Jail 101 North Johnson Street Woodstock, IL (Map) Print 1792 Rate this article: No rating Tags: McHenry County Eugene Debs George Pullman Please login or register to post comments.