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  1. Finding Your Irish Roots

    January 29, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pre-Emption House Visitor Center Tavern

    Marsha Thomas, a Chicago representative of Ireland Reaching Out, and Ellen Driscoll, a professional Chicago based genealogist, will help you to discover your Irish roots. Ireland Reaching Out is an organization based in Ireland devoted to helping people around the world reconnect with their Irish heritage. Ellen will explain some of the basics of tracing your family, and the resources and methods to use. Presented by the West Suburban Irish of Naperville.

  2. Building Interpreter and History Connector Volunteer Informational Meeting

    January 31, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Meeting House at the corner of Webster St. and Aurora Ave.

    Teens in grades 9-12 and adults can volunteer as History Connectors and work with our visitors at special hands-on activity stations, Settlement Sundays, summer camp, Girl Scout programs and more. No costumes required. Adults 18 and older can volunteer as Building Interpreters to tell the stories inside our museum houses and businesses. You will help to tell about the building, explaining historic living styles of the past, and demonstrating special skills such as blacksmithing. Period clothing is an option; volunteer program attire is also available. This is a mandatory meeting for all new and interested volunteers. If you are unable to make this meeting, there is another one on Tuesday, January 27 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.