Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May Is History Month in Naperville and Kate Will Be Speaking at Library Event

During her book research, Kate gathered up many fun facts like the Shape Note Singing information above. She'll share all the neat things she learned on Wednesday, May 11 illustrated with slides of maps, photos, engravings and other visuals. You are invited to this free event to learn a little about DuPage County's early settlers and what the world was like in Illinois in 1831.

From the Naperville Library website:

Meet Naperville author Kate Gingold as she discusses her children’s book Ruth by Lake and Prairie. This is the true story of the families that settled on the land that would become Naperville, Illinois. The story follows Ruth, Joseph Naper’s niece, as she travels from her home in Ohio to her new home in Illinois. For eighteen months, Kate collected facts from sources all over the world via car, mail, and the Internet to learn more about life in 1831 America, Great Lakes sailing ships, and the families who made the journey.

This presentation will walk through the research process, shows how to make a “story” out of history, and gives factual tidbits about our city. The book won an award from the Illinois State Historical Society in 2008.

No registration is required.
This program is presented in partnership with Kate Gingold.
Wednesday, May 11
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Nichols Library
Community Room

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