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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. 
 

Cook Park Library (map)

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


History Matters: The Country Squire Restaurant
February 20, 2017
7pm, Cook Park Library

The Country Squire Restaurant, housed in the former Wesley Sears mansion, closed its doors in 2012 after serving the community, and Hollywood stars, for nearly 50 years. Come listen to the story, recognize pictures of the restaurant and reminisce with your own stories of this popular place which is now history. Presented by Charlotte Renehan, Grayslake Historical Society.
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.


History Matters: Gowns and Gavels -The Life of Virginia Fiester Frederick
March 20, 2017
7pm, Cook Park Library

In honor of Women's History Month, Laurie Stein, curator at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, will give this talk on ground-breaking local female politician Virginia Fiester Frederick. Ms. Frederick began her fashion design career in her Lake Forest basement with outfits for her children. She reached her pinnacle when her designs were commissioned for a White House wedding. She became the first woman alderman on the Lake Forest City Council and then served this area for 16 years in the Illinois State House
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.


History Matters: 28th International Eucharistic Congress - A Transportation Miracle
April 17, 2017
7pm, Cook Park Library

Norm Carlson of the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society will tell the incredible story of how the railroads conducted over 300,000 passenger trips to the 28th International Eucharistic Congress ceremonies held June 1926 at Mundelein Seminary -- a triumph of logistics and coordination!
REGISTER: 847-362-2330 or online at http://webres.cooklib.org/.