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Events & Exhibits

Mar
28

The Road was Home with Jamie Poorman, an Illinois Road Scholar

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, central Illinois was often visited by the Cooper family, a traveling band of Gypsies, who traded horses, told fortunes, and made many friends throughout the area. The death of a young daughter, and her burial in Marshall Cemetery, solidified the family’s relationship with the area, and they continued to visit for many more years. The Romani families left many traces of their visits here – not only in the tombstones in the cemetery, but also tales of a Gypsy Queen’s blessing on the town of Marshall, a small frame church outside Salem, a Gypsy wagon in Findlay, and memories with those who knew them. Their travels took them over much of central Illinois, and their family roots spread all across the region.
Mar
23

Stupey Cabin Open House – Spring Break Edition

Cabin Curious? Look for us next on Saturday, March 23rd: 10 AM to Noon, or by reservation First Saturday of the month from 10 AM to Noon, or by reservation. 2024 Schedule: May 4, June 1, July TBA, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 7 and concluding Thanksgiving Saturday, November 25, 2024 For information please email: archives@highlandparkhistory.org or call 847-432-7090 Stupey Cabin is located on St. Johns Avenue between the Library (Laurel Avenue) and City Hall (Hazel Avenue)
Jan
18

Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County, 9th Annual Lake County History Symposium

The Lake County History Symposium is an annual gathering of people interested in the history of Lake County, Illinois. Professional, amateur and student historians are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the Symposium. The Symposium will take place virtually on Zoom, Thursday, January 4 and January 18, 2024 from 6:30–8:30 pm. This year’s theme, Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County, shares the stories of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to society and work to make their communities better. Each day will feature three different presentations. Breakout rooms will be open at the end of the presentations for participants to ask questions and engage in dialogue.
Jan
4

Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County, 9th Annual Lake County History Symposium

The Lake County History Symposium is an annual gathering of people interested in the history of Lake County, Illinois. Professional, amateur and student historians are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the Symposium. The Symposium will take place virtually on Zoom, Thursday, January 4 and January 18, 2024 from 6:30–8:30 pm. This year’s theme, Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County, shares the stories of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to society and work to make their communities better. Each day will feature three different presentations. Breakout rooms will be open at the end of the presentations for participants to ask questions and engage in dialogue.
Dec
6

A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Attack on Pearl Harbor

The shocking attack and major defeat at Pearl Harbor lead was the catalyst for the emergence of a new and determined naval fleet. This presentation will examine events leading up to the attack, how sailors and nurses responded, as well as the aftermath and legacy of the attack that is considered the Navy’s greatest defeat.
Dec
2

Stupey Cabin Open House

Cabin Curious? First Saturday of the month until December 2nd, from 10 AM to Noon, or by reservation.
Nov
12

“I’ll Have What She’s Having:” The Jewish Deli at the Illinois Holocaust Museum

More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how Jewish immigrants, mostly from Central and Eastern Europe, imported and adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant. The exhibition reveals how Jewish delicatessens became a cornerstone of American food culture, and how delis served as a lifeline for many Holocaust Survivors and refugees who came to the United States.