Take a Historical look at Illinois Homes November 1

Take a Historical look at Illinois Homes November 1 at Lewis University

Published: October 22, 2018.

Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial with a look at historic homes in Illinois. A panel of historians will address the range of stories that are told at nearby sites during the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture at Lewis University in Romeoville.

“At Home in Illinois: the View from Historic Houses” begins at 12:30 p.m. November 1 in the University Dining Room on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville, IL. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel includes Kelly Kloubucher, president, A Muse Consulting; Scott Mchaffey, executive director, Farnsworth House; and Donna Sack, vice president for community engagement and audience, Naper Settlement. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history, Lewis University, will serve as moderator of the panel.

The conversation will be informed by Frank Vagnone and Deborah Ryan’s book, “The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums” (2013). The authors assert that historic houses need to find new ways to reach out to museum visitors.

The legacy of Jim and Mary Clare Sczepaniak lives on through scholarships, Lewis University enhancements and now, the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series presented by the Lewis University History Department. Visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/Sczepaniak for more information about Jim Szczepaniak.

The James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Contact artsandideas@lewisu.edu for further information.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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