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Lewis University’s History Department receives awards for Emergence of Modern Joliet Exhibit
Published: May 15, 2015.
The Illinois State Historical Society recently honored Lewis University History Department and the Joliet Area Historical Museum (JAHM) with two awards for their 2014 exhibit “ The Emergence of Modern Joliet: Art, Industry and Urbanization .”
Dr. Dennis Cremin to present for Chicago Genealogical Society
Published: April 15, 2015.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history , will be presenting on his book “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” to the Chicago Genealogical Society at 1:30 p.m. May 2 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The event is free and open to the
Brother John Vietoris to speak at ''Lincoln and the End of the Civil War'' Discovery Dinner
Published: April 9, 2015.
People all over the world are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and the events seem even more tragic in the light of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shortly after the war ended.
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Lewis University students mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
Published: March 30, 2015.
What would it have been like to walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, a day commonly referred to as “Bloody Sunday?” Four Lewis students and two group leaders found out when they went to Selma, Ala. during their Spring Break March 2-9.
Lewis University celebrates 30th anniversary of I&M Canal with Gerald W. Adelmann
Published: March 13, 2015.
As part of the Gaylord Building’s Discovery Dinner series, Gerald W. Adelmann, president and CEO of Openlands, will speak March 26 about the national movement to designate national heritage areas. Adelmann worked to make the I & M Canal National Heritage