#Bicentennial Hour: “The Land Before Lincoln: Midewin in 1818”


Thursday, March 15, 2018


IP Local 150 Auditorium, 19800 W. Arsenal Road, Wilmington, Illinois


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A One Hour Presentation – Bicentennial Hour: “The Land Before Lincoln: Midewin in 1818” Illinois became a state two hundred years ago in 1818. While southern Illinois had already been settled by Euro-American agriculturalists from the southeast, what was going on here in the vicinity of Midewin? Join Midewin Archaeologist, Heritage Program Manager and Tribal Liaison Joe Wheeler to explore what life was like here at the time of statehood and its immediate aftermath, and what traces still exist on the land.

Cost of Admission: $Free

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