Presentations and events

Upcoming events

Date TBA – Talk on Lawndale and screening of the documentary film Remembering Jewish Lawndale for the Homan Square Foundation and various Lawndale community groups, location TBA; Historic Sears Campus, Arthington St. and Homan Ave., Chicago, IL

 

Past presentations, appearances and tours

November 11, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.: Route 66 Anniversay Lecture on “The Lost Airports of Route 66 in Metro Chicago,” Winfield Public Library, 0S291 Winfield Road (about half a mile north of Roosevelt Road/IL Route 38), Winfield, IL (Traska & Yearman)

October 12, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.: Multimedia lecture on “Public Art Along Historic Route 66 in Metro Chicago” for the Fullersburg Historical Society, Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road (3 blocks east of village hall at 31st Street and Spring Road; look for sign for Polo Road and the polo grounds), Oak Brook, IL (Traska)

September 26, 2014 – 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.: Panel, “Historic Route 66 in Illinois: Preserving History by Promoting Tourism,” Maria R. Traska, moderator; Illinois History Conference (sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation), Prairie Capital Convention Center, Sept. 25-26, Springfield, IL (Traska, Yearman and 3 other panel members)

September 6, 2014 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Appearance at the annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show, Ogden Ave. between Ridgeland Ave. and Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL (Traska, Kubal, Yearman)

March 2, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.: Talk on Lawndale and screening of the documentary film Remembering Jewish Lawndale during luncheon, Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 1308 S. Independence Blvd., Chicago, IL (Yearman, Kubal)

October 25, 2013 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Presentation for the Geographic Society of Chicago on the history of Lawndale and screening of the documentary film Remembering Jewish Lawndale, prefaced by a reception and a presentation by Maria R. Traska on Lawndale before and after the Jewish West Side and followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Irving Cutler, professor emeritus of geography at Chicago State University; DePaul University Student Center, 2nd floor conference room, Lincoln Park campus, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL (Cutler, Yearman, Traska)

September 17, 2013 – 7:00 p.m.: Presentation on “The Lyonsville area and Route 66,” Flagg Creek Heritage Society, Indian Head Park, IL (Traska)

September 17, 2013 – 7:45 p.m.: Presentation on “Two Historic Airports Along Route 66,” Flagg Creek Heritage Society, Indian Head Park, IL (Yearman)

September 7, 2013 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Appearance at the annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show, Ogden Ave. between Ridgeland Ave. and Oak Park Ave., Berwyn, IL

August 25, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.: Presentation on the history of Lawndale and screening of the documentary film Remembering Jewish Lawndale, followed by Q&A session with Dr. Irving Cutler, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, Temple Beth Israel, 3601 Dempster St., Skokie, IL (Cutler, Kubal, Yearman, Traska)

April 27, 2013 – Screening of the documentary film Remembering Jewish Lawndale, Illinois Geographical Society Annual Meeting, General Session, Peoria, IL (Yearman, Kubal)

September 15, 2012 – IGS Fall Field Trip (all-day event): guided tour of Public Art Along Route 66 from Chicago to Joliet, led and narrated by Maria R. Traska; luncheon lecture (Traska) at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, Willowbrook, IL (organizers: Traska, Kubal and Yearman)

October 2012 – Premiere of Remembering Jewish Lawndale, our documentary film, plus Q&A session after the screening, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

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