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Final: 2012 Chicago History Author Series

This is the updated author list and sponsors for the Third Annual Chicago History Author Series!


UPDATED: 2012 Chicago History Author Series

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Join us for our Third Annual Chicago History Author Series! The series will host a kick-off program and concluding program with 9 authors in between! Series will be on Saturdays from September 22- November 17.

2012 Schedule:

September 22: Kick off Talk: Steve Macek & Benet Haller, with the Chicago Department of Zoning and Planning “City Planning and the Development of Chicago”

September 29: Denese Neu, “Chicago by the Pint: A Craft Beer History of the Windy City”

October 6: Wayne Klatt, “King of the Gold Coast: Cap’n Streeter, the Millionaires and the Story of Lake Shore Drive” & Robert P. Ledermann, “State Street: One Brick at a Time”

October 13: Michael Branigan, “A History of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport”

October 20: Jenny Lewis, CCE, CHE, “Midwest Sweet Baking History: Delectable Classics around Lake Michigan”

October 27: Gregory T. Peerbolte, “Randhurst: Suburban Chicago’s Grandest Shopping Center”

November 3: David Witter, “Oldest Chicago”

November 10: Christopher Lynch, “When Hollywood Landed at Chicago’s Midway Airport”

November 17: Concluding Program: Kermit Eby, “Where do we go from here, Chicago of the future?”

The talks will begin at 4pm in the Baggage room of the Lisle Depot located on the grounds of the Museums at Lisle Station Park. Seating is on a first come basis and there is no registration required. Thanks to a generous donation from History Press we will be raffling off a copy of each book at the end of each author’s presentation and we also have refreshments provided by the Lisle Library District. The museum is located at 921 School St., Lisle, IL 60532. Feel free to contact us with questions, (630)968-0499       or museum@lisleparkdistrict.org.  

Our third series is presented by the Museums at Lisle Station Park and the Lisle Library District and sponsored additionally by the Lisle Park District, History Press, Chicago Elevated, Lisle Heritage Society and Chicago Detours. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible.

All events are free, donations appreciated.


2012 Chicago History Author Series

Please click here for a link to the AuthorSeriesBooklet2012


2012 Chicago History Author Series

Please click here for a link to the AuthorSeriesBooklet2012



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See you soon!

  2011 was a great year and we are glad to say it is 2012. We at the Museums at Lisle Station Park are excited to welcome you to the complex in the spring. Make sure to come by for a tour and say hello!  

 

 


Once Upon a Christmas is tomorrow and Sunday!

Bring the whole family for 19th century Christmas festivities. Come to the Beaubien Tavern for children crafts and the Depot to see Santa! There will be fresh baked apple pie sampling and cookies to enjoy while you look at historically decorated Christmas trees!

Saturday, December 3: 3 to 8pm and Sunday, December 4: 11am to 4pm.


Once Upon a Christmas is next weekend!

Bring the whole family for 19th century Christmas festivities. Come to the Beaubien Tavern for children crafts and the Depot to see Santa! There will be fresh baked apple pie sampling and cookies to enjoy while you look at historically decorated Christmas trees!

Saturday, December 3: 3 to 8pm and Sunday, December 4: 11am to 4pm.


What did you think?

I hope that all of you enjoyed the 2011 Chicago History Author Series. This was our second year hosting this event and we are proud to announce that we won an award of excellence from the Illinois Association of Museum for our 2010 series.
The museum would be interested in hearing your feedback on this year’s event. Please share with us your thoughts, positive or negative, so that we can take them into consideration when planning for next year. Is there an author you really liked or one you would like to see next year? Or is there a topic that we have yet to cover that you would be interested in?

Feel free to post comments on this post or email us at museum@lisleparkdistrict.org with your suggestions.

Thank you for your time and Happy Holidays!


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