Join us, Wednesday November 14th 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Gaylord Building for our Dinner Lecture Series: World War II on the Great Lakes!
The Great Lakes of North America were far from the battlefields of World War II but the factories, training camps, and shipyards of the region were crucial to victory over the forces of fascism. This illustrated lecture will tell the story how Chicago and the lakes region were the “Arsenal of Democracy and reflect on the legacy left from that historic era.
Theodore J. Karamanski, Ph.D a professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, where he founded and directs the Public History Program. He is the author of seven books, including Rally ’Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War, Schooner Passage: Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier, and most recently Blackbird’s Song: Andrew J. Blackbird and the Odawa People. In addition to his work at Loyola, Ted has served as a heritage consultant to the National Park Service on numerous occasions in Alaska and across the Midwest region as well as National Geographic, The History Channel, and the Travel Channel. He was an adviser for the creation of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor and for the recently proposed St. Croix River National Heritage Area. His public history work has focused on Great Lakes region cultural resource management, environmental history and American Indian rights.