Elkhart winter dinner lecture series
opens with "An evening with Mark McDonald"
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[January 16, 2016]
- The Elkhart Historical Society has announced that “An Evening with
Mark McDonald” will be the first of three scheduled dinner lectures
at Elkhart’s Wild Hare Café which will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday
January 29, 2016.
McDonald has become a staple in many people’s television
preferences due to his award winning, “Illinois Stories” program on
Reservations for all three dinner lectures must be made by calling
(217) 947-2238, as space is limited. Reservation forms with
information on the dinner menus may be downloaded from the
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org website, or may be picked up
from Horsefeathers or The Country Bumpkin in Elkhart.
Friday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m. will be the second scheduled
dinner lecture which will also be a book signing with Michael
Burlingame, who with his associate Robert Shaw created a spectacular
book, “A Day Long to be Remembered - - Lincoln in Gettysburg”. Their
latest collaboration entitled “Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way –
The America Lincoln Knew” will be discussed.
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Friday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. will be the third dinner lecture which will
feature well known historian and retired Lincoln College professor Paul Beaver
and his presentation “William Scully’s Prairie and the People Who Farmed It.”
This will be a fascinating look at the impact the Scully family had on farming
and Logan County.
[J. Rob Wilson]