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Illinois Prairies: A Sense of Place
April 17 @ 7:00 pm
Illinois Bicentennial Program
April 17th at 7:00 p.m. at
Colchester City Hall
The Colchester Historical Society and Colchester District Library present:
Illinois Prairies-A Sense of Place
The program will include a viewing a 28 minute DVD–a documentary chronicling the birth of the prairies from the age of the massive ice flows 9,000 years ago to the present sea of Illinois corn. Following the DVD will be a discussion about the Prairie and its role in the history of the state.
Our speaker, Professor Charles Schweighauser, retired in 2002 from University of Illinois Springfield, where he taught English, Astronomy, Physics, and Environmental Studies. He has published works on James Joyce and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He resides in Pleasant Plains.