Dr. Cremin presents on the History of the I&M Canal

Dr. Cremin presents on the History of the I&M Canal

Published: August 21, 2017.

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, is taking local history on the road this fall. He will be speaking at two locations about the canal that transformed Illinois.

From 7-8:30 p.m. September 13 at the Schaumburg Township District Library, Cremin will present the “History of the I&M Canal.” It’s part of the library’s popular “Chicagoland: Read All About It” series, which features authors on a variety of topics. Cremin will share the details about the canal’s history that connected New York to New Orleans right though Chicago. He will base his comments on his book, co-authored with Charlene Giardina, “Starved Rock State Park and the CCC Along the I&M Canal.”

From 10:30-11:30 a.m. October 14, he will discuss on the I&M Canal at the Coal City Public Library. This program for the Will/Grundy Genealogical Society’s meeting will address the canal, but pay particular attention to how the transportation system transformed the lives of people in the area.

For more information on these programs or the history of the I&M Canal, contact Danielle Bradley at 815-836-7098.

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