Eat, Drink and Be Merry: The History of Food and Hospitality in Lake County, Illinois

YouTube, part one from January 5, 2023
YouTube, part two from January 19, 2023
Podcast playlist of complete and individual sessions

The Lake County History Symposium is an annual gathering of people interested in the history of Lake County, Illinois. Professional, amateur, and student historians offering presentations based on their original historical research using primary and secondary sources.

The symposium continues on Thursday, January 19, at 7:00 PM with these presentations via Zoom:

‘Stay: The History of Libertyville Hotels,’ presented by Jenny Berry. Libertyville has offered the traveler accomodations since the mid-1800s. Jenny Barry of the Libertyville Historical Society introduces a few of these hotels and stories of some notable guests.

‘Flora and Fauna,’ presented by Nancy Webster. Recipes collected orally by Native Americans and written by local pioneer settlers demonstrate sustenance and diet using native flora and fauna. This will be illustrated using glass slides.

‘Eating Wild in Deerfield,’ presented by Donna-Marie Stupple. A look at the history of Wild Game fund-raising dinners, including one in which the main dish was local raccoons.

Zoom links are available online and are free thanks to USG underwriting:

-Thursday, January 19nd at 7:00 PM: make your reservation here for a Zoom link.

        For further information, please contact the Dunn Museum at 847-968-3400. Teacher professional development hours are available.