2016-2017 Program Schedule
Meetings are held at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, Homewood, Illinois 60430
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
September 14. Story of the Dorband-Howe House and Museum. In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the existence of the Dorband-Howe House, HHS founding president and current board member Elaine Egdorf will revisit the history of the house and its acquisition by HHS.
October 12. Living History Portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt. Leslie Goddard, award-winning actress and history scholar, will portray one of the most fascinating and influential public figures of the twentieth century, inspired by the book The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
November 9. Order in the Court. Dr. Kristine Condon, HHS member and professor at Kankakee Community College, will describe in a PowerPoint presentation how she spent a most interesting summer at the United States Supreme Court.
December 14. Musical Entertainment. Southwest Symphony Orchestra members Bob Lucas and Ann Koranda will provide us with musical entertainment to celebrate HHS’s 36th birthday.
January 11. Cartoons from the Choir Loft. Lifelong Homewood resident, author, and cartoonist Phil Dillman will discuss his roots in Homewood and many interests, including his three books of cartoons inspired by listening to sermons and scripture readings while sitting in the choir loft at First Presbyterian Church.
February 8. Pullman Today -- a National Monument. Tom Shepherd, President of Southeast Environmental Task Force and President of Pullman Civic Association, will bring us up to date on what is happening in Pullman.
March 8. Lansing Airport and the Ford Hangar. Paul Schultz, President of the Lansing Historicval Society, will talk about the Lansing Airport and the Veterans Memorial honoring local residents who gave their life in service of their country during all wars.
April 12. Women of the Civil War. Naperville illustrator and lecturer Jim Weren will present an inspiring and profusely illustrated historical program about 50 Civil War women who each faced challenges, hazards, and deprivations that impacted the outcome of the war.
May 10. Annual Meeting. Annual Reports will be presented, 2016-2017 officers installed, and volunteer of the year named, followed by a social hour and refreshments.