Author series coming to Lisle museums
The Museums at Lisle Station Park will celebrate Chicago's regional history and culture on Saturdays in February as part of a Chicago Authors Series.
The free discussions will feature authors from across the region who will address their books in an informal fashion at 1 p.m. each Saturday at the Netzley-Yender Farmhouse, 921 School St., near downtown.
Here's the schedule:
• Feb. 3: 25-year Chicago resident and avid cyclist Chris McAuliffe discusses "Cycling in Chicago," his book that outlines the city's history as the Detroit of bike manufacturing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chicago won the title "Best Bike City" by Bicycling Magazine in 2016.
• Feb. 10: Author Jim McGuire talks about his book "Winfield," an expansive photo collection showcasing life in early Winfield, the location of the oldest standing depot in Illinois that dates to 1849. He'll focus on many of the village's early residents, places, work and play.
• Feb. 17: Visit LisleParkDistrict.org/museumsatlislestationpark-events for details as they become available.
• Feb. 24: John Boda, a Chicago native, longtime researcher and history teacher, is joined by co-author Ray Johnson, a former criminal investigator, historian and lecturer on Chicago history, to discuss their book "The Great Chicago Fire," which contains extensive research and more than 200 photos of the infamous fire that destroyed the city in 1871.
The Chicago Author Series is presented by The Museums at Lisle Station Park and Lisle Park District with program partners the Lisle Library District, Lake Claremont Press and Arcadia Press.
Daily admission to the museum is free, and tours are available by appointment.
If you are interested in learning more about Lisle's history and culture, The Museums at Lisle Station Park are looking for volunteer assistance, including museum docents, history buffs, adult and children's programs support, special event assistance and help with community and service projects.