Come for a delicious buffet dinner with fellow history enthusiasts at the Public Landing Restaurant in Lockport on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm. Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar, Bill Iseminger will discuss ancient America’s methods for telling time.
Humans have been measuring time for thousands of years. Without cell phones to tell if one was running late for the hunt or needed to prepare for harvesting season, the earliest human civilizations had to rely on other methods to schedule their days and nights. Whether natural formations on the horizon or artificial, man-made structures, their calendars made use of the sun, moon, and certain bright stars to measure time. Learn about the Woodhenge sun circles of Cahokia Mounds, America’s and Illinois’ first city– evidence of the great innovators who looked to the sky to know what time it was.
Drinks begin at 6:00, dinner at 6:30. The lecture will follow at 7:30. Dinner is a buffet of sliced pot roast natural pan jus, citrus baked whitefish, vegetarian pasta marinara served with coffee, mixed field greens salad, homemade poppyseed dressing, fresh rolls, chef’s fresh vegetable, garlic mashed potatoes and dessert.
Join us for both the dinner & lecture for $29, or just the lecture for $7. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve, please call (815) 223-1851.
Bill Iseminger is brought to us as an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar. He is the assistant site manager at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
This, and many other dinner lectures throughout the year are organized by the Canal Corridor Association, the coordinating entity of the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Area. The Canal Corridor Association, a 501c(3) nonprofit, works in partnership with donors, local governments, other not-for-profits, and volunteers to protect and promote the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the nation’s first National Heritage Area.
The event is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.