Past Event

Small-Town Heritage: Life in Illinois Communities, 1870-1920

A Road Scholar program by John E. Hallwas

A fascinating look at the Illinois small town from the post-Civil War period through World War I, when most of the state`s more than 1,000 small communities flourished. Employing dozens of slides, John Hallwas discusses prairie, woodland, and river environments, townscapes and transportation, business activities, and social life during the fifty-year period when small Illinois towns were thriving economic centers, as well as deeply meaningful places for local residents.

For more information contact Bonnie Wick| 309.944.6452.