Lake County History Symposium 2015
Home Front to Frontline: The Impact of the Civil War on Lake County, Illinois
The Wide Awakes:
Getting Out the 1860 Republican Vote
Presented by Sonia Schoenfield, Genealogy and Local History Librarian,
Cook Memorial Library
Intrigued by a local history artifact, Sonia Schoenfeld set out to discover all she could about the Wide Awakes and their effect on the 1860 presidential election. She presents an introduction to this little-known but influential group that impacted voters in Lake County and across the country.
Recorded live at the Lake County Discovery Museum on April 26, 2015