Past Event

Desperadoes: Notorious Outlaws of Early Illinois

A Road Scholar Program by John Hallwas

From the early frontier lawbreakers at Cave-in-Rock, to such figures as the Maxwell brothers and Frank Rande, who died in the 1880s, Illinois prior to the 20th century was a dangerous place fraught with crime. Dive into Illinois’ notorious past and learn about early law enforcement, vigilantes, lynching and more through dozens of images, featuring outlaws, jails, wanted posters, etc.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Sarah Snyder, 815-942-6880.