Learn about the Earliest Chicagoans at the Chicago Portage on March 29

Chicago Portage Lecture
March 29th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FriendsHeaderThe Friends of the Chicago Portage would like to announce the 3rd in their series of 5 free public presentations in their “Earliest Chicagoans”series for 2014.

Please join Friends Founder and Tour Guide Gary Mechanic who will tell the story of E.O. Gale who arrived in Chicago on the schooner Illinois on May 25th 1835. Gary will then relate about Edwin’s walk around Chicago the next day when he wrote “What strikes us especially on going out is the entire absence of streets, of which properly so called there is not one even a ditch to mark the roads”.

The presentation “A Walk Around Chicago in 1835 with E.O./Gale” will be held at the Village of Lyons Community Center 4200 South Lawndale in southwest suburban Lyons Illinois, 60534 on March 29th.

The presentation will be free and open to the public. It will begin at 1:00 P.M and will conclude before 3:00 PM. Groups should RSVP by calling Jeff Carter at 312-771-6855. Light refreshments will be served and free parking will be available in the north lot.

This is a must see event for history lovers, educators, tour guides, and anyone else who communicates the stories of Chicago to others. For a full listing of the 2012 series, check http://www.chicagoportage.org; for further information call Gary Mechanic at 773-590-0710.

Friends of the Chicago Portage promotes the historic interpretation, ecological restoration and appropriate development of the Chicago Portage National Historic Site through volunteer advocacy, public events and other projects that raise public awareness of the site’s history and significance.

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