series to complement Elkhart tours in 2010
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[February 04, 2010]
ELKHART -- The Elkhart
Historical Society announces a Friday evening dinner lecture series
that will complement the already popular Elkhart tours. Each lecture
will be preceded by dinner at the Wild Hare Café in historic
downtown Elkhart, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The lecture series will begin on March 12 with "Tales of Hog Marches
and Cattle Kings." Bill Kemp, librarian and archivist at the McLean
County Museum of History, will present "Pioneer Cattle and Hog
Driving." The second talk of the evening will be "John Dean Gillett
-- Cattle King of the World." Gillette Ransom, a direct descendent
of Gillett, will give this talk on Elkhart’s famous resident.
The lecture on April 16 and April 23 will be "Elkhart Hill: The
Biological and Cultural History of a Prairie Grove," by Bill
McClain. To complement his talks, McClain will lead the Wildflower
Nature Walks on April 17 and April 24 on Elkhart Hill.
On July 16, Bob McCue and Chuck McCue will speak on "Lincoln's
Life on the 8th Judicial Circuit" and the "DAR 8th Judicial Circuit
Markers." Their lectures will be followed by historical tours of
Elkhart Hill the next day.
Reservations will be taken beginning Feb. 1. Reservations are
required and seating is limited. For more information and the
printable, online reservation form, see
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org or call 947-2046 after Feb. 1.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of