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Date:
February 9, 2020
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Held in Century Memorial Chapel
Address:
Naperville, IL 60540
Cost:
Non-Members: $10/Adult, $9/Youth (4-12) and Students Members: Free
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HERstory Speaks - Local and National Stories of the Underground Railroad

Sunday, February 9, 2020


Join us during Black History Month as we feature local and national stories of the Underground Railroad. 
Documentary Screening: Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times
February 9, 2020 | 3: 00 PM

On February 9 starting at 3:00 PM, we will investigate the DuPage Underground Railroad story as we feature the documentary “Sheldon Peck, Portrait of an Ordinary Man in Extraordinary Times.”  The documentary by Tim Frakes tells the story of Lombard, Illinois’ most famous resident, 19th century primitive portrait artist, radical abolitionist, progressive temperance and public education advocate and conductor on the Underground Railroad, Sheldon Peck.  Frakes and Lombard Historical Society Executive Director Sarah Richardt will lead a question and answer session after the 40 minute video.  

HERstory Speaks Lecture Series - An Evening with Harriet Tubman: A Historical Interpretation by Kathryn Harris
February 9, 2020 | 4:00 PM

Following the screening at 4:00 PM,  experience a first-person historical program with Harriet Tubman portrayed by Kathryn Harris. Meet the abolitionist, humanitarian, and civil rights activist who guided slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. Following her presentation as Tubman, Harris will answer questions from the audience about the program and historical interpretation. 

Harris is an educator, librarian, and historical interpreter. Harris retired from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as its library services director in 2015 after starting in 1990, and she worked with the Illinois State Historical Library before that. She served as a librarian for the SIU Medical School, Illinois State Library, Springfield's Lincoln Public Library, the former Sangamon State University, and Florida International University. Her educational background includes studies in education, French, and library science.  

For tickets please call: 630-420-6010
Cash only tickets available at the door.