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Membership Meetings
The Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society holds membership meetings at 7:00 PM on the third Mondays of September, October, November, February, March, and April. At the meetings, a local history program is presented following a brief discussion of Historical Society matters.  Refreshments are served at the end of each session.

Cook Park Library (map)

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

History Matters: The Nike Missile Site
February 16, 2015
7pm, Cook Park Library

Join Lincolnshire mayor, Brett Blomberg as he presents a fascinating program on the former Nike Missile site, located in Vernon Hills. He will discuss the history of the site, how and why it was obtained by the Navy during WWII and ties to the Glenview Naval Air Station. You’ll learn of the Army’s involvement at the site and a history of the Nike Missile Program. Blomberg, a Navy veteran and volunteer with the Sea Cadets is leading the ongoing restoration efforts. He’ll lend his insight on the progress and goals for the re-purposing of this historic site and how it will once again benefit local communities.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.

History Matters: Mundelein Seminary
March 16, 2015
7pm, Cook Park Library

Today, Mundelein Seminary is the largest priesthood preparation program in the country, training priests for Chicago and 31 dioceses around the country and the world. Author Gail Kahover will present highlights from her book "Mundelein Seminary" including a pictorial history of the school’s founder and visionary, photographs of construction from conception to completion, and stories of the seminary’s growth and the seminarians that called the school home.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.

History Matters: Samuel Insull
April 20, 2015
7pm, Cook Park Library

For the first two decades of the twentieth century, Samuel Insull was the electric king of Chicago. Once the protégé of Thomas Edison in Menlo Park, Insull made his own name in Chicago by founding Commonwealth Edison, expanding the Midwest's train systems and building the Civic Opera House. Join us for a look at the Libertyville resident who made himself and Chicago the center of electric and technological advancement for the nation.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.