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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Winter Lecture Series - Illinois & Michigan Canal: America's 1st National Heritage Area

Dates: Jan. 9, 2020 - Jan. 9, 2020
Times: 7:00PM
Category: Education/History
Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 South State Route 53, Wilmington, Il 60481
Phone: 815-423-6370
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Ana Koval, President & CEO of the Canal Corridor Association will tell us about how the I&M Canal Corridor became America's 1st National Heritage Area --- 35 years ago! What makes this corridor so special? Discover the history and importance of the Illinois & Michigan Canal to the Chicago area. Learn about the sites along the corridor, history lessons, and hands-on experiences in one of America's national treasures.

Lectures begin at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm. The Midewin Welcome Center is located at 30239 S. State Rte. 53 Wilmington, IL 60481. Lectures are free, however space is limited and registration is required. Call 815-423-6370 or e-mail SM.FS.Midewin_RSVP@usda.gov to register.


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