Past Event


A Road Scholar Program by Gregory Vogel

Fire, flood, famine, war, plague, earth quake: all major disasters leave distinctive signatures in the archaeological record. Illinois has seen its share of each. We are adapting today to the ongoing ramifications of events that have a history long beyond living memory, from the New Madrid quakes of 1811-1812 that changed the very course of the Mississippi River to the great flood of 1993.

Archaeologist Gregory Vogel will invite audiences to explore the prehistory and history of these major disasters as they were recorded in the archaeological and geological records and to try to grasp the lessons that they may hold for us today. Learn more about Dr. Vogel.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Susan Saric at