Saturday, November 23, 2019
Restoration Workday: Ryerson
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
How Corn Changed Itself and then Changed Everything Else
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Hear Cynthia Clampitt tell the story of how corn has developed over its 10,000 history. Starting off as a weedy grass in Mexico, it was nurtured by Native Americans, then spanned the globe and drove westward expansion. Find out about its historical impact and why it is so vital today. This program is supported by Illinois Humanities.