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Zion Genealogical  Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)

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Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor




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MONDAY
FEBRUARY 15, 2016

CELEBRATING OUR
37th ANNIVERSARY
With A White Elephant Sale

ABOUT WHITE ELEPHANT SALE

Society members donate to the society genealogical items they no longer need to use and the society sells them at very reasonable prices at our annual white elephant sale.

&
Speaker Topic

Waukegan's African American History

Presented by:
Ty Rohrer

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

For the past 10 years, Ty has been Cultural Arts Museum Supervisor or the Waukegan Park District. For the past 8 years, he has also been the Chairman for the City of Waukegan Historic Preservation Commission - Saving Waukegan – One Building At A Time.

Ty Rohrer received a BA in History & Anthropology from the University of Illinois – Ubana-Champaign in 2003. In 2005 he also received a BA from the University of Illinois – Springfield in History and one in Anthropology.

ABOUT THE TOPIC

Highlighted are some of the museum’s archival collections connected to individuals – both slave and free – in our local history. Topics include the Underground Railroad, the Anti-Slavery Movement, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Abraham Lincoln’s early speeches about the problem of slavery, former slaves in the Union army, and notable black Waukegan citizens, including the first black Waukegan policeman and fireman.


LOCATION
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Rd - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099

White Elephant
6:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Speaker
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Break/Socialize
8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Business Meeting
8:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.




The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. Our society volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library to assist you if needed on Monday mornings, from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon and on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November. Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.

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