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The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society holds programs at 7:00 PM on the third Mondays of September, October, November, February, March, and April.  
 

Cook Park Library (map)

413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-2330

 


History Matters: The Furnace Girl
February 18, 2019
7pm, Cook Park Library

In 1928 a severely burned young woman was found in the basement of the Lake Bluff Village Hall (she soon succumbed to her injuries). Her unsolved death served as the inspiration for Kraig Moreland’s novel The Furnace Girl co-authored with Toby Jones. Moreland, who also wrote, filmed and produced the award winning 2011 documentary “"A Childhood Lost & Found - A Journey back to The Lake Bluff Children's Home" comes to speak on the history of the Home and how he used his research for the film in his book, mixing truth, mystery, and fiction.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.


History Matters: Robberies, Shootouts, and Holdups - True Crimes of Lake County
March 18, 2019
7pm, Cook Park Library

Hear infamous true crime stories of Lake County ranging from the Rondout Train Robbery to the Fox Lake Massacre. An educator from the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County will examine the historical evidence to focus on the who’s, what’s, and where’s of fascinating historic crimes.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.


History Matters: Lincolnshire
April 15, 2019
7pm, Cook Park Library

Do you know the real story behind the Old Half Day Inn? Lisa Marie Smith will talk about the history of our neighboring village. Copies of her book Images of America: Lincolnshire will be for sale.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.

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