Join us, Wednesday May 17th 2017, at the Gaylord building for our Dinner lecture series: Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn & the Birth of Chicago!
The illustrated talk will consider Chicago when it was part of a broad Indian Country in the western Great Lakes under the nominal colonial control of first the French, then the British, and finally the United States. It will examine figures such as Jean Baptiste Point de Sable, Archange Ouilmette, and John Kinzie and their role in Chicago’s early development.
Speaker Ann Durkin-Keating PhD is professor of history at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She is coeditor of The Encyclopedia of Chicago and the author of several books, including Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age and Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
Menu: Buffet-style: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Roasted Free Range Turkey, 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.
To reserve call (815) 220-1848 ext 1838