Sampler Series to explore American Indian culture April 8
The McHenry County Historical Museum continues its 33rd annual Sampler Series with "A Peek into the American Indian Way of Life Through Their History and Oral Traditions" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the museum, 6422 Main St. in Union.
This presentation by Kim Sigafus of Freeport will invite the audience to enter the world of the American Indian.
Discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now.
An Ojibwa, Sigafus will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby.
A traditional recipe hand out will be available, and there will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.
The final program in the historical society's Sampler Series will be "Marshall Field's and Chicago" at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25.
McHenry County College history instructor Sarah Sullivan explores the events and personalities that made Marshall Field and Co. Chicago's store and its founder a titan of retail. Field introduced the one-price system, bought and sold for cash, and permitted exchange of goods. He was a trailblazer in the addition of restaurants, personal shoppers, home delivery, a department dedicated to interior decorating, and the creation of a bargain basement to retail. Significant Chicago events connected with Marshall Field include the Chicago Fire, the Eastland Disaster, and the 1892 World's Fair. A patron of the arts, Field was instrumental in the creation of the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Historical Society (Chicago History Museum)
All programs are at the society museum, 6422 Main St., Union. A $10 donation is requested for individual programs. For information, visit www.gothistory.org or call (815) 923-2267.
The Native American program is made possible through a grant from Illinois Humanities.