The luncheon speakers today will be Robert Hartley and David
Kenney, authors of "An Uncertain Tradition: U.S. Senators from
Illinois, 1818 - 2003," who will present "Illinois Senators." The
evening banquet speaker will be Catherine Clinton, author of
"Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom and The Other Civil War:
American Women in the Nineteenth Century."
The Friday luncheon speaker will be Timothy Samuelson, cultural
historian for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and author
of "But Wait! There's More!: The Irresistible Appeal and Spiel of
Ronco and Popeil." His talk will focus on the rags-to-riches story
of the fascinating business whose name has become synonymous with
the word "gadget."
Walk-in registration is $45. The Thursday evening banquet costs
$35 and the Friday luncheon is $10.
For additional information, contact Donna Lawrence, Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza,
Springfield, IL 62701; e-mail @
firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone (217) 785-7933. More
information on the conference is available at
Historic Preservation Agency news release]