Past Event

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

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 William Banks, 708.534.8801.