Join us, Friday January 20th 2017, at the Gaylord building for our Dinner lecture series: Passage to Chicago: Behind the Artwork!
Passage to Chicago: A Journey on the Illinois & Michigan Canal in the Year 1860 takes the reader on a special journey by giving them an in-depth, illustrated look at life on a fictional canal boat, the Prairie Star, as it travels to Chicago just before the Civil War. Illustrator and historian Tom Willcockson will talk about the work that he has done to recreate the sights, sounds, and challenges encountered by a family-owned canal boat on a journey from LaSalle-Peru to Chicago, just before the American Civil War. Tom will also give you a look into the his process in creating the well-researched and gorgeously detailed maps and illustrations in this 84-page book that provides a fascinating insight into a way of life few of us can imagine today.
Speaker Tom Willcockson is an illustrator and historian obtained a history degree from Carleton College, and developed his illustration and cartographic skills while at the Newberry Library. Passage to Chicago is Willcockson’s second illustrated book following Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818.
Menu: Buffet-style: Chicken Picatta, Sirloin Beef Tips, Pasta Marinara, Green Beans, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Dessert.
Gaylord Building, Lockport
Just the lecture $8. Dinner and Lecture $33 for Non-Members, $28 for Members. Reservations are required.
For more information or to reserve, please call MarQuinta Moore (815) 220-1848 ext 1838.