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Regional History Symposium: Place and the Environment on the occasion of the 175th Anniversary of The Illinois & Michigan Canal

September 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lewis University and the Gaylord Building Historic Site invite you to a symposium marking the 175th anniversary of The Illinois & Michigan Canal – part of a year-long series of events held along the 96-miles of the nation’s first National Heritage Area.

9 – 9:25 am             Coffee Reception

9 am – 2 pm           Pop-up Exhibits and Display Materials

9:30 – 10::30 am   First Session: The Native Land, Raphael Wahwassuck, Prairie Band Potawatomi National Tribal Council

10:40 – 11 am        Break

11 am – 12 pm       Second Session: Prairie Restoration and Land Use Christina Henderson, Prairie Supervisor, Midewin National Tallgrass

12 – 12:40 pm.      Lunch Reception in Lobby

12:45 – 1:45 pm   Third Session: Place, Region, and Changing Human Interactions with Nature, Dr. William C. Barnett, Professor of History, North Central College         

2 – 3 pm                 Fourth Session: The I & M Canal’s 175th Anniversary: Transportation and Transformation, Ana B. Koval – President and CEO, Canal Corridor Association

To register for the event lecture please visit: alumni.lewisu.edu/sczepaniakfall2023





September 14, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Gaylord Building, Lockport
200 W. 8th Street
Lockport, IL 60441 United States
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