Historiography, a book discussion group held in collaboration with the West Chicago City Museum and the West Chicago Public Library District, meets monthly on the second floor of the Museum from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
The meetings are full of supplemental materials, activities and questions that are meant to further the discussion of the topics at hand. Participants are not required to have read the books, but are encouraged to do so. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the City Museum, 132 Main Street, and the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington Street. Upcoming books for discussion have been announced for May – July:
*Thursday, May 26, 2016 – Rising Up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago by Ann Durkin Keating
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FROM PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MAY 19, 2016.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Picturing Illinois: Twentieth-Century Postcard Art from Chicago to Cairo by John A. Jakle
Thursday, 21, 2016 – Special Movie Month – Trail of Tears: A Native American Documentary Collection
“The group is a great way to explore historical topics with a variety of people who come from different walks of life. Sharing our unique perspectives helps us see history in a new light,” said Museum Director Sara Phalen.
Please note, this book group has changed from meeting on Fridays to meeting on Thursdays. It is open to all, and those attending should feel free to bring a bag lunch; complimentary drinks and desserts will be provided.