Civil War historian to speak on 'Chicago's Memory of the Civil War' Oct. 23

  • Robert I. Girardi

    Robert I. Girardi

Updated 10/18/2021 12:26 PM

On Saturday, Oct. 23, the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St., will host noted Civil War historian, author and consultant Robert I. Girardi on "Chicago's Memory of the Civil War" at 2 p.m.

This program focuses on the Windy City's portrayal of the Civil War in its public art, parks and cemeteries and how the memory and significance of these events has changed over time.


The program is free and refreshments will be served.

Stop by the Salt Creek Civil War Round Table Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come find interesting historical books at a great value!

This annual book sale raises funds for Civil War battlefield preservation. Save money, stock up on your reading, and support a great historical preservation cause.

The Salt Creek Civil War Round Table was founded by Marilyn Steele in 1962 during the anniversary of the Civil War centennial. It is one of several round tables located in the suburbs of Chicago. Learn about the group at

Stacy's Corners Store is featuring pumpkins, trolls, napkins/guest towels and fall decor items. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. For details, call the store at (630) 469-1867 or email All proceeds benefit the Glen Ellyn Historical Society.

For information, contact the Glen Ellyn Historical Society at (630) 469-1867 and check the website at


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