Briefly from Around the State

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where History Is Happening

Chicago Maritime Festival
Saturday,
February 26
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kate will present "13 Families West Across the Lakes" at 2 pm, one of many seminars demonstrations, and lectures offered. See also displays of maritime art, knots, ships and lighthouses. In the evening, enjoy a concert featuring many celebrated maritime music professionals from all over the world singing new and traditional sea shanties.

Maple Sugaring Days at Naper Settlement
Saturday, March 12
10 am -4 pm
Sunday, March 13
1:00- 4:00 pm
See the time-honored method of collecting sap the old-fashioned way and visit historic building activity stations. Sample the pleasing taste of maple syrup and take home tasty recipes to make and enjoy. This is a memorable event that the whole family will savor. $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $6.50 youth (4-17)
Naperville Heritage Society members and Season Pass Holders receive free admission.

A Soldier's Friend : Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock
Thursday, March 17
7 - 9 pm
The captivating tale of Civil War Nurse, Cornelia Hancock, will be presented by Naperville historian Georgiann Baldino in commemoration of the launch of the nation's Civil War Sesquicentennial. Letters Hancock wrote during her Civil War nursing career provide the basis around which Baldino has crafted this unforgettable program. The program is presented in conjunction with the Oswego Public Library. Pre-registration through the Oswegoland Park District at 630-554-1010 online is encouraged but walk-ins are always welcome. Admission is FREE.

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