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Dinner & A Little History: Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn & The Birth of Chicago

Dates: May. 18, 2017 - May. 18, 2017
Times: 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner
Category: Education/History Dining
Location: The Gaylord Building, 200 W. 8th Street, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: 815-838-9400
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The illustrated talk will consider Chicago when it was part of a broad Indian Country in the western Great Lakes under the nominal colonial control of first the French, then the British, and finally the United States. It will examine figures such as Jean Baptiste Point de Sable, Archange Ouilmette, John Kinzie and their role in Chicago's early development. Ann Durkin-Keating PhD is professor of history at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She is coeditor of The Encyclopedia of Chicago and the author of several books, including Chicagoland: City and Suburbs in the Railroad Age and Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Dinner will be buffet style with the choice of: Chicken sage beurre blanc, pot roast, pasta marinara, chef's fresh vegetable, garlic mashed potatoes, and ice cream for dessert.

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