Cremin Shares Local History in Schaumburg, Romeoville

Cremin Shares Local History in Schaumburg, Romeoville

Published: January 17, 2017.

Dr. Dennis Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, is taking his history lessons on the road the week of January 16.

From 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Schaumburg Township District Library, Cremin will discuss Chicago's Grant Park. From Daniel Burnham’s plan to Lollapalooza to the championship celebrations of the Bulls and Blackhawks, Grant Park has given Chicago a great place to play. Cremin will share the details of the park’s place in Chicago’s history as he speaks about his book, Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard.

From 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville, Cremin will present "A Canal to Build On." The Illinois & Michigan Canal was here before the Cubs, here before Portillo’s, and many of Will County’s towns owe their beginnings to the little waterway that could. Join Cremin for an engaging illustrated talk as he shares the daily grind and political maneuvers that went into the I&M Canal project. He also will reveal the canal’s second life through the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Heritage Corridor.

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