Whaling and A Geneva Family

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What can whaling history tell us about life in the United States and Illinois? In this dynamic presentation, Tom Conley will discuss the perspectives that whaling and scrimshaws provide into American history. Conley will share topics such as why Americans whaled, the effects of war on whaling, whale parts used for scrimshaw, and a LaFox resident's experience as a whaling captain. Visual aids, such as scrimshaw, maps, and boat drawings, will be showcased.

Presented by the Geneva History Center, this program is part of the Brown Bag Lunch series.   It will take place on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at noon at the Geneva History Center, 113 South Third Street, in the heart of Geneva’s downtown historic district.

Cost of admission is $5 for adults, $3 for GHC members and students, free to Herrington Circle Members.  Cookies and coffee are provided and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch.  Inglenook Pantry of Geneva generously provides soup on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, contact the Geneva History Center at 630-232-4951 or visit our website at www.genevahistorycenter.org to register online.


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