Illinois--The Road to Statehood

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lemont Public Library
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Presented by Stan “Tex” Banash, author of Roadside History of Illinois -- An hour-long power point presentation that covers a series of events, beginning in 1673 with the arrival of the early French explorers and concluding in 1818 when Congress granted statehood. Using maps and images of key participants, the audience is taken on a path that helps them understand the roles of France, Great Britain and Spain in early America, the impact of wars, battles and treaties on establishing territorial and state borders along with other events related to creation of the Northwest Territory and the formation of Illinois and the other four related states.


Event Type(s): Adult Programs
Age Group(s): Adults
Pam Zukoski
(630) 257-6541 ext. 2

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