Past Event

Illinois Turns 200 Podcast in Galesburg

The series continues in Galesburg, a place that communities from all over the world have called home. The episode explores an ongoing debate about which window Abraham Lincoln used as an exit from Knox College’s Old Main; the role played by Galesburg’s founders in the Underground Railroad; the Boxcar People from Mexico who worked on the rails and created a community in the early twentieth century; the early career of the inventor of modern advertising Earnest Elmo Caulkins; current efforts to revitalize downtown through local businesses and culture; the creation of a recent community by Congolese immigrants; and, of course, the life and career of poet, historian, and journalist Carl Sandburg.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

For more information about this event, please contact Paul Durica at or (312) 422-5583.