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Marshall Field’s and Chicago
Sarah Sullivan
Available to see on Facebook
Recorded via Zoom on November 19, 2020

Sixth Annual Lake County History Symposium
Fun & Games: Sports and Leisure in Lake County
November 4 and 7, 2020

Lake Forest Hosts the World Series – of Polo
Laurie Stein
Recorded via Zoom on November 4, 2020

North Shore Yacht Club: A Century of Fun & Safety on Lake Michigan
Maureen Hammond and Laura Knapp
Recorded via Zoom on November 4, 2020

Libertyville High School Athletic History: The First 100 Years
Dale Eggert
Recorded via Zoom on November 4, 2020

Libertyville’s Tracks
Arlene Lane
Recorded via Zoom on November 7, 2020

Play Ball! Baseball at Naval Station Great Lakes
Kim Ortega
Recorded via Zoom on November 4, 2020

A Day at the Beach (Ossoli Club of Highland Park)
Nancy Webster
Recorded via Zoom on November 4, 2020

No Ketchup: Why Dennis Foley Ate 50 Hot Dogs in 50 Days
Dennis Foley
Available to see on Facebook
Recorded via Zoom on October 22, 2020

1909 Cherry Mine Fire Disaster
Jeff Stern
Available to see on Facebook
Recorded via Zoom on September 9, 2020

Lady Elgin Collision and Sinking, September 8, 2020
Available to see on Facebook
Recorded via Zoom on September 8, 2020

How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else
Cynthia Clampitt
Recorded via Zoom on August 20, 2020

From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861
Kevin Wood in character as Abraham Lincoln
Recorded at the Highland Park Public Library on February 4, 2020

By Popular Vote: Highland Park was Dry for 104 Years On the 100th Anniversary of Prohibition
Nancy Webster, Archivist
Recorded at Highland Park Public Library on January 16, 2020

Fifth Annual Lake County History Symposium
Prohibition in Lake County
November 2, 2019

Al Capone in Waukegan
Ty Rohrer
November 2, 2020

Ballots, Babes and Beer
Debbie Fandry
November 2, 2020

Going Dry: Pre-Prohibition Lake County
Diana Dretske and Al Westerman
November 2, 2020

Pieces of the Past, An Armchair Traveler’s Tour
Catherine Lambrecht, Jeffrey Stern and Nancy Webster
Recorded at Highland Park Public Library on September 23, 2019

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion
Ron Scheff, Stuart Gordon
Recorded at the Highland Park Public Library on July 24, 2019

A History of Preservation in Lake County
Diana Dretske, Curator, Bess Bower Dunn Museum
Recorded at the Highland Park Public Library on June 25, 2019

The Archaeology of Two 19th Century Cabins in Kenosha County
Robert Sasso, PhD
Recorded at the Highland Park Public Library on May 20, 2019

Chicago’s Black Metropolis
Jeffery L. Stern
Recorded at the Highland Park Public Library on February 19, 2019

200 Objects That Made History in Lake and McHenry Counties
Debbie Fandrei
Recorded at Highland Park Library on November 15, 2018

Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes
Nina Barrett
Recorded at Highland Park Public Library on October 25, 2018

High and Dry on the North Shore
Bill Savage
Recorded at Santi’s Garden, Highwood on September 20, 2018

Searching for Gold in Online (and Offline) Archives
Nancy Webster, Archivist
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on August 23, 2018
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References discussed during Searching for Gold in Online (and Offline) Archives

Manny Bud, Artifacts from a Jewish Marine Fighting in the Pacific, WW II
Joe Wallace
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on July 19, 2018
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Searching for Mr. Lincoln: Fortuitous Archival Processing
David Spriegel
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on July 5, 2018

Wreck of the Steamer Calumet, History on our Highland Park Shoreline
Steve Draska
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on June 28, 2018
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Highland Park’s History Movie: Inspiring a creative response to our 150th anniversary
Nancy Webster, Archivist and East on Central
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on December 13, 2018
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Biography of Chicago
Daniel Block, PhD and Howard Rosing, PhD
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on January 16, 2018
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Pop Up Museum: Illinois-200 and Highland Park-150
Catherine Lambrecht, Carl Lambrecht, Nancy Webster and Larry Pasquesi
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on March 19, 2018
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Third Annual Lake County History Symposium
Immigrant Stories
April 30, 2017

Frederick Grabbe and Abana Spring Water
Jenny Barry
April 30, 2017

Polish Pioneers
James Lodesky
April 30, 2017

The Irish Experience
Diana Dretske
April 30, 2017

Boots on the Ground in Lake County
Ray Syverson & Julie Vollbrecht
April 30, 2017

The Scots of Lake Forest
David Forlow
April 30, 2017

Show and Tell: What is in Your Collection? 2017
Julia Johnas, Nancy Webster, Kathy Leable, Merle Branner, Judy Freedman, Catherine Lambrecht, Carl Lambrecht
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on April 17, 2017

Muirhead Farmhouse: A Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Farm Home
Michael Petersdorf
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on March 27, 2017
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Pearl Harbor Day Observance: Veterans Roundtable
Commander Larry Sassorossi
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on December 7, 2015
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Historic Ravinia:  Ravinia’s History
Art Miller
Recorded live at the Martin Theater at the Ravinia Festival grounds on October 18, 2015
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Historic Ravinia:  Ravinia Village House
Amy Lohlmolder
Recorded live at Full Circle Architects on October 18, 2015
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Food, Family and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Remembrances
Lynne Kirsche Shapiro
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on September 2, 2015
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Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War
Andrew F. Smith
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on June 20, 2015
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Lake County History Symposium 2015
Home Front to Frontline: The Impact of the Civil War on Lake County, Illinois

Conventions and Sentiments of Civil War Correspondence
Presented by Diana Dretske, Lake County Historian, Lake County Discovery Museum
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015
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African-American History of Lake Forest
Arthur Miller, Emeritus Archivist, Lake Forest College
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015
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Overland and Underground
Presented by Nancy Schumm
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015
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The Wide Awakes:
Getting Out the 1860 Republican Vote

Presented by Sonia Schoenfield, Genealogy and Local History Librarian, Cook Memorial Library
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015
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David Chase Whitney
Presented by Nancy Loomis Schroeder and Don Snetsinger
Ela Historical Society & Museum
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015
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The Brother’s War
David Oberg, Executive Director of the Grayslake Heritage Center
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015
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150th Observation of Lincoln’s Death:  Lincoln’s Watch, Lincoln’s Funeral and John Finney’s Letters
Catherine Lambrecht, Douglas W. Stiles, Colm Egan
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on April 15, 2015.
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Matzah, the Bread of Faith: Making Model Shmurah Matzot
Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz
Recorded live on March 22, 2015 at Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park, Illinois.
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Greatness Explained: The Great Lakes
Norman Moline, PhD
Recorded live on March 12, 2015 at the Highland Park Public Library.
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Show and Tell: What’s in your collection?  (2015)
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on January 22, 2015
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Neil P. Iovino, A Hero Not Forgotten
Richetta Iovino and Linda Iovino
Recorded live at Highland Park Library on October 5, 2014
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Matzoballs, Chopped Liver and the Midwest:  Jewish Foodways of the Heartland
Ellen Steinberg, PhD
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on September 10, 2014
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A Clubhouse of One’s Own: Highland Park Women’s Club History
Nancy Webster, Archivist of the Highland Park Historical Society
Recorded live at the Highland Park Women’s Club
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Ravinia Park: Suburban Setting, World Class Entertainment
Rachel Boyle and Eve Mangurten
Recorded July 21, 2014 at the Highland Park Public Library
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Pioneers of Highland Park
Elliott Miller, President of the Highland Park Historical Society
Recorded live at Kendall College on May 18, 2010 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Chicago’s Second Greatest Fire: Union Stock Yards Fire of 1934
Jeff Stern, Board member of the Highland Park Historical Society
Recorded live at Kendall College on December 5, 2009 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Heroes, Statesmen, Philanderers, and Fools: The American Presidency in Popular Culture
Sarah Marcus, PhD
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on April 28, 2009 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
Anette Isaacs
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on March 23, 2009 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog
Bob Schwartz
Recorded on January 6, 2009 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

Thanksgiving: The Great American Holiday
Penelope Bingham
Recorded at the Highland Park Library on November 24, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

The Telephone Patent Conspiracy of 1876: The Elisha Gray-Alexander Bell Controversy and its many players
Edward Evenson
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on October 20, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Architect William W. Boyington
Julia Johnas, Director of Adult Services of the Highland Park Library
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on September 16, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Out-Takes from my Highland Park History Book
Julia Johnas, Director of Adult Services of the Highland Park Library
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on May 29, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

What’s in a name: The origin of place names in Lake County, Illinois
Diana Dretske, Collections Coordinator, Lake County Discovery Museum
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on April 1, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

A Chance Encounter with Adolf Hitler’s Interpreter
Jeff Stern, Board member of the Highland Park Historical Society
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on March 11, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Show and Tell: What’s In Your Collection?
Recorded live at the Highland Park Library on February 8, 2008 by Chicago Amplified of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Crossroads of the Nation: The Hidden History of the Railroads of Illinois
Simon Cordery, PhD
Recorded at Highland Park Public Library on November 29, 2007 by WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified