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  1. Gruber Law Offices presents "Movie Night in Petrifying Springs"

    July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Petrifying Springs Park, Area #1

    Gruber Law Offices presents "Movie Night in Petrifying Springs Park," a weekly movie series at Petrifying Springs Park area one. Movies will begin at dusk, weather permitting. Admission is free. Please bring your own blankets and chairs.

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  1. Juliette Kinzie, the Civil War and the Making of Chicago

    July 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Civil War Museum

    Free Public Program Presenter: Dr. Ann Keating After spending the 1832 Black Hawk War at Portage, Wisconsin, Juliette settled with her husband, John H. Kinzie at Chicago, where they were central figures in the city’s early political, social and religious life. The family witnessed the arrival of the first railroad and the opening of the canal. John was an enthusiastic Whig and then an early supporter of the Republican Party alongside Abraham Lincoln. But the Kinzie family was split by the Civil War. Juliette's husband and three sons served in the Union Army, while her son-in-law was an officer in the Confederacy. Juliette kept in contact with her daughter who lived in Savannah Georgia through letters. This presentation will explore her experiences with a war that fundamentally split her family.

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