Prelude to the Prairie

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Brown Bag Series Lecture presented by Joe Wheeler, US. Forest Service

The mission of the US Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, in Will County, Illinois, is the restoration back to prairie of over 19,000 acres of former Army Arsenal land. It raises the question of, "restored to what point in time?" Join Midewin archaeologist Joe Wheeler to look at the past 18,000 years of Midewin's history, highlighting the history of the land and of the people on the land.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

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