The Earliest Chicagoans: Searching For Marquette

Friends of the Chicago Portage are very excited to announce their next installment in a series of lectures about the first Europeans who lived in Chicago. Titled “Searching for Marquette,” the speaker will be local author Ruth Nelson, winner of the 2005 Corning Museum of Glass Rakow Research Grant, specifically for her in depth thesis on the building of Chicago as a city, the lecture will focus on 17th Century French Jesuit explorer Jacques Marquette. Considered by many as Chicago’s founder, take a journey back in time to understand the mission that lead him to Chicago and how Chicagoans claimed him as their own founding father. FriendsLogo

The presentation is FREE and will be hosted at the Held at the Village of Lyons Community Center at 1 pm on  Saturday November 30th. The lecture is expected to run until around 3 pm and light refreshments will be available. Groups should RSVP by calling Jeff at 312-771-6855.

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