“Considering Collections” series starts soon

“Considering Collections” series to take place during spring semester at Lewis University

Published: January 28, 2011.

(Left to right) Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, Mark Harmon,
Jerry Adelmann and Brother James Gaffney, FSC,
at the opening of "Lines and Shadows" exhibit.

Throughout the spring semester, the Lewis University History Center and Library will present the “Considering Collections” series, consisting of three historical collections events. All presentations will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room AS-158 located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville.

Mark Harmon, site director of the Gaylord Building historic site, will present “Considering Historic Preservation in the Nation’s Landscape” on Feb. 15. Harmon will consider the Gaylord Building in Lockport within the context of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Sites. He will also comment on the "Lines and Shadows" exhibit.

Carrie Tarrasuk Gutierrez, acting curator of collection at The First Division Museum at Cantigny, will deliver a presentation entitled “Considering the Stuff of Soldiering” on March 15. Gutierrez will bring examples of helmets, World War I posters and uniforms that are part of the collection at The First Division Museum at Cantigny.

On April 5, Lewis University’s John Lamb, Mary Hollerich and Dennis H. Cremin will discuss the Adelmann Collection, including its founding, care and cataloguing, and context within local and national history in their program, “Considering the Adelmann Collection.”

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, assistant professor and director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, commented, “These programs are part of the ‘Lines and Shadows: Discovering the Adelmann Collection’ exhibit at the Gaylord Building Historic Site. The exhibit provides an overview of the former Canal and Regional Special Collection at Lewis University. These programs highlight aspects of local collections that have a national scope.”

This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, Director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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