Ribbon Cutting & Opening Ceremony for the Dora Schoonmaker Exhibit

Grundy County Historical Society Museum 510 W. Illinois Ave., Morris, United States

Dora grew up in Wilmington and Channahon and taught school in Morris, IL in the  1870s. She became the first female Methodist missionary to go to Japan. She started the first girls school and the school has evolved to an educational institution from kindergarden through graduate school.

A River thru History – School Day

Columbia Woods Forest Preserve Willow Springs Rd. & Corcoran Rd., Willow Springs, IL, United States

A River Thru History - The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous is a "living history" re-enactment of an event that would have occurred along the Des Plaines River prior to 1848.  The Rendezvous participants are in historically accurate clothing and shelters.  We expect to have over ninety encampments

Event Series A River thru History

A River thru History

Columbia Woods Forest Preserve Willow Springs Rd. & Corcoran Rd., Willow Springs, IL, United States

A River Thru History is an early American party with all the trimmings! Join this festive gathering of fur trappers, settlers, craftsmen, and entertainers along the banks of the Des Plaines River. Mission Statement: A River Thru History is a living history reenactment of early American life,