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Join History Enthusiasts for a Journey Through Lake County's Past

November 30, 2023 11:37 AM

The 9th annual Lake County History Symposium takes place virtually on Zoom from 6:30–8:30 pm on January 4 and 18. "Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County," is this year's theme.

Experience engaging presentations from a diverse array of historians, ranging from seasoned professionals to enthusiastic hobbyists. This annual event unites individuals with a shared passion for delving into the rich historical tapestry of Lake County history.

Prepare to be captivated by a wide spectrum of topics, which include a fascinating story of a local nurse's club, an empowering legacy of a women's club, heartwarming anecdotes of random acts of kindness and a deep exploration of the life and times of Samuel Insull (1859-1938). The prominent businessman left a mark on Lake County through the construction of a splendid country estate that now stands as the illustrious Cuneo Mansion.

"This event presents an opportunity to immerse ourselves in eccentric or less-explored facets of our communities," said Museum Educator Sarah Salto. "History enthusiasts will motivate us with inspiring narratives of remarkable individuals and organizations that have left an imprint on society, tirelessly striving to enhance the fabric of Lake County.”

Each evening features three presentations. Register for both days to experience all six. Breakout rooms will be open at the end of the presentations for participants to ask questions and engage in dialogue. All ages are welcome. USG is sponsoring the free event. Registration is required for each day you would like to attend.