Calendar

E.g., 10/23/2014
E.g., 10/23/2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Myth, Memory, and the Meaning of Reconstruction

5:45 - 7:45 pm

While the Reconstruction of the former Confederate states began with efforts to empower former slaves, it ended with a fateful choice to pursue reconciliation between the North and South at the expense of racial justice.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Swab Your Cheek: DNA Kinship Results

9:30 - 12:30 pm

This class is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waiting list.

Get the most out of your mtDNA, Y-DNA and atDNA test results. We will learn which biological components are tested, who in your immediate family the tests apply to, how to interpret the test results, how to prepare accredited lineage charts, network to find cousins, prepare spreadsheets for results comparisons, and join free project groups.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Mandate for Mobilization: The Franco-Russian Alliance and World War I

9 am - 1 pm

It is common to blame Germany and/or Austria-Hungary for World War I, but renowned American diplomat and scholar George Kennan had a different interpretation. In his study of the 1894 alliance between France and Russia, Kennan ruefully reflected on how those countries committed themselves to military mobilization at the expense of diplomatic flexibility, virtually guaranteeing a European war...

Saturday, November 15, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tour of Garfield Park Conservatory

10 am -Noon

The Garfield Park Conservatory on Chicago’s West Side was the concept of Prairie School landscape architect Jens Jensen. At the time of its completion in 1908, the conservatory was considered revolutionary for the presentation of its plant collection, including its themed rooms such as the beautifully designed Fern Room.