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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. 

Cook Park Library (map)

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

History Matters: The Woman's Land Army
September 28, 2015
(please note: this is the 4th Monday, not the 3rd Monday of the month)
7pm, Cook Park Library

During WWI, women at the University of Chicago, Vassar, Wellesley and other universities came to Libertyville to train for the task of farming the land left vacant when the men went off to war "over there". Land, livestock, equipment, housing, and supplies were donated by Armour, Sears, Deere, and International Harvester, as well as by individuals such as William V. B. Ames. The training facility in Libertyville was located on the land where Merit Golf Course and Merit Homes are now located. Presented by retired LHS teacher Mary Price.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.

History Matters: Lost Airports of Chicago
October 19, 2015
7pm, Cook Park Library

To book a ride on the "World's Shortest Airline" or learn aerial stunts from the redheaded widow of Lawrence Avenue, you've got to go through the airports buried beneath the housing developments and shopping malls of Chicagoland. Many of these airports sprang up after World War I, when training killed more pilots than combat, and the aviation pioneers who developed Chicago's flying fields played a critical role in getting the nation ready to dare the skies in World War II. Presented by author Nick Selig.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.

History Matters: Waukegan's Influence on Ray Bradbury
November 16, 2015
7pm, Cook Park Library

Ray Bradbury, America's great fantasy writer, is known throughout the galaxy, but he grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. Ty Rohrer, of the Waukegan Historical Society, will share the story of how Waukegan inspired a young boy to "Live Forever".
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.