Sunday, March 18, 2018
Illinois State Museum, Thorne Deuel Auditorium, 502 S Spring Street, Springfield, Illinois
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College has partnered with the Illinois State Museum to offer this seminar. Seminar Summary: Clinging to the eastern seaboard and still under threat from Great Britain, the fledging United States soon adopted a large-scale and aggressive strategy for expansion. Unfamiliar and daunting landscapes did little to stem westward expansion, and immediately Native American Nations, sole residents of the continent for thousands of years, faced an unprecedented challenge to their territory and way of life. This presentation explores the cultural transformation of the Illinois territory on the eve of statehood and how these events reverberate today.
Cost of Admission: $Free