Gallery Talk: DuPage and Civil War Topic: Marcellus Jones & William Plum
Where: Dupage County Historical Museum, 102 E Wesley St, Wheaton, IL 60187
Date: April 28, 2011
The museum, in conjunction with its newest exhibit, “DuPage County and the Civil War: A Local Perspective,” is presenting a year-long lecture series to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, sponsored by the First Division Museum. Registration is required.
Other scheduled lectures for the spring of 2011 include:
■May 18, 7-8 p.m.: “First Lady of Midwest: Mary Todd Lincoln,” lecture by Cynthia Ogorek
■May 14, 1-2 p.m.:“The Underground Railroad,” presented by Terry Lynch
■May 25, 7-8 p.m.: “Baseball and the Civil War,” lecture by Bruce Allardice
■May 26, 1-2 p.m.: Gallery Talk, DuPage and Civil War Topic: Women and Children
The American Library Association is celebrating National Preservation Week to educate the public about the hard work that historical societies and museums do to preserve our history.
Did you know that the Darien Historical Society and Flagg Creek Heritage Societyare run entirely by volunteers? Visit the Old Lace School Museum and the Flagg Creek Heritage Society museum and be prepared to be amazed by the collections these volunteers have collected, organized, and preserved. If a visit isn't possible, explore the Darien Historical Society's Walk, Bike , Drive Tour and visit the local history photo collections on Flickr.
Contact the DHS at 630-964-7033, and FCHS at 703-246-1160 or at email@example.com for more information.
Join FCHS members for their annual potluck dinner on Tuesday, April 19. Elections will take place at 7:15 pm with a program starting at 7:30 pm. Fried chicken will be provided, but please bring a side dish. Along with the dinner enjoy, the National Park Service Movie, “The Wright Brothers – On Great White Wings. ” Photos and information about the local Stinson Airport will also be on display.
Where: Pleasant Dale Park District Recreation Center
When: Tuesday April 19, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $3 per person
The Andermann family has donated Melinda Andermann Wehrmeister's 1930s wedding gown to the Old Lace School Museum. DHS is asking for donations to the "Display the Dress Fund" which will help defray the cost of the archival case which will be used to display the gown. Learn more about the Andermann family and their connection to Darien's past.