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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 @ 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