Elkhart Dinner Lecture March 24th
"Inspiration from the seven daughters of John Dean Gillett"

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[March 17, 2017]    ELKHART -  The Elkhart Historical Society announced its March 24 Dinner Lecture, Legacy: Inspiration from the Seven Daughters of John Dean Gillett”, which will highlight the lives of these interesting and influential women who were born at a pivotal time in our nation’s history.

Theirs was a life that included both work and play, and exposed them to Springfield society during the beginnings of the Abraham Lincoln era, he being a good friend of their father as well as his legal counsel. Gillett, known in many circles as the Cattle King of Illinois, raised his family in the Elkhart area, educating all of his children in the finest schools of the day, thus preparing them for the future.

Our presenter is Marcy Brooks, who studied at LCU many years ago, and who now lives in Greeneville TN, where she has established “Destiny Life Skills Institute”. She is a skilled musician and speaker, and is remembered for playing the organ at our Christmas Candlelight Service in years past, as well as leading various motivational talks in the area. She has been intrigued by the history of Elkhart for numerous years, and promises to bring an exciting and revealing inside look at the lives of the Gillett women.

The Dinner Lecture will be held at Horsefeather’s Wild Hare Café on Friday March 24, 2017, at 5:30p. The cost of the lecture will include $10 for the Elkhart Historical Society. The menu offerings are Herb Crusted Chicken Breast or Beef Bourguignon, the reservation form can be viewed and downloaded on the website: www.elkhart historicalsociety.org  Reservations are required and must be made by calling 217 947 2238, as space is limited.

[J. Rob Wilson]





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