Learn more about the oldest Congregational church in Cook County--especially the important role the Church played in the American Civil War. Be sure to visit the Flickr set to view photos of this historic church.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The Flagg Creek Heritage Society has allowed us to share some of their collection of Civil War letters on Flickr. The collection includes letters that a young Lieutenant of the 127th Illinois Regiment, Hiram McClintock, wrote to his friend Sarah North. Though written 150 years ago, the letters bring the events to life. McClintock's death at Vicksburg makes these letters all the more poignant and captivating.
Did you know that Darien has a White House? Have you heard of U.S. Representative Martin B. Madden? If not, you are missing a fascinating part of Darien's past. Read about U.S. Representative Martin B. Madden's illustrious career and his summer home Castle Eden (now Ayelsford.) View the Darien Historical Society's photos of Madden and Castle Eden.