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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Coffee Talk to Construct the History of Illinois Roads

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Des Plaines History Center
781 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, IL , 60016


The Des Plaines History Center presents: Coffee Talk: "Road Tripping" on Sunday, August 24 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Des Plaines History Center, 781 Pearson Street --- Learn how the roads of Illinois got their names. Des Plaines History Center welcomes Larry McClellan.

Ever wonder how the roads of Illinois got their names? Come find out as the Des Plaines History Center welcomes Larry McClellan at its Coffee Talk "Road Tripping"
Sunday, August 24, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
at the
History Center
781 Pearson Street
McClellan will construct the history of road building in the state and will discuss the colorful names given to various interstates and highways before they were distinguished by numbers. He will describe how changes in American culture and society have impacted transportation in Illinois. "Road travel is an integral part of American life and mythology, including our work commute, summer travels, literature, and movies," said History Center Curator Philip Mohr. "It will be wonderful to learn the history of something we grind under our feet and tires on a daily basis."
"Road Tripping" rides along with the History Center’s new travel exhibit "Greetings from Des Plaines."
Guests are invited to tour the display after the talk.
Other upcoming programs with a travel theme are:
Collectors Evening scheduled for September 11
the Book Discussion September 17.
For more information, call the History Center at 847-391-5399 or visit www.desplaineshistory.org.
The History Center gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Park District, its members, and other contributors.
Registration is required.
Please call 847-391-5399.
A $3 donation is suggested.
For detailed information about this and other COFFEE TALK programs, please visit the Des Plaines History Center website by clicking here.
"Each year we are pleased to host a dynamic lineup of speakers who deliver presentations in our community. Often, topics for the Coffee Talks will line up with topics for the Book Discussion Group and current Exhibits.
Coffee Talks are held either at the History Center or at one of our partner's facilities in Des Plaines. They also rotate between times: Thursday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. Be sure to check the date, time, and location of all upcoming COFFEE TALKS on our calendar or programs bulletin. As its name implies, refreshments are always served. There is a suggested $3 donation at the door."

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