Monday, February 6, 2012

MUSEUM PRESIDENT CHRISTAL DAGIT IS GUEST SPEAKER AT THE PEKIN WOMEN'S CLUB LUNCHEON

                                                                  Photo by Ed Emmons (TCM)
Members of the Pekin Women's Club pose for a photo after their Friday Luncheon at the First Methodist Church in Pekin, IL.


Tazewell County Museum President, and Regional Director for the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission was the featured guest speaker Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Pekin Women's Club monthly luncheon. The luncheon was held this month at the First Methodist Church in Pekin, IL.

Left: Tazewell County Museum President, and Regional Director for the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission gestures as she talks about the War of 1812, the upcoming symposium in April, and the local American Indian Tribes which at one time were in Illinois

Besides being President of the Museum and the regional director for the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, she is also a member of the Pekin Women's Club where she has served as its President for two consecutive terms.

The Pekin Women's Club was founded 117 years ago and currently has 53 members. The Women's Club was the first organizational member of the Tazewell County Museum, which was founded 8 years ago. The group also held the first fundraiser for the Museum, which featured the French consulate from Chicago in attendance, because of the area's french heritage.

Christal talked about the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, how local Indian Tribes shaped Illinois, and about upcoming events scheduled, including A Native American Cultural Experience Luncheon on March 3, 2012, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, located at 616 W. David St. in Morton, IL. from noon until 2 p.m. That event will feature 4 Directions Healing Foundation President and Author Adam Danner as well as special Native American Guest. This will be the 1st event commemorating the War of 1812, presented by the Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center. Tickets are $15.00 a person and can be purchased from Christal Dagit at 309-840-0177 or dagit1413@comcast.net and can be picked up at the Tazewell County Museum, 2950 Court St., in Pekin. In Morton, please contact Susan Pyles at 573-1276 to arrange for tickets.

Right: 4 Directions Healing Foundation President and Author Adam Danner ( Photo courtesy of the Chillocothe Times Bulletin)

Other upcoming events scheduled include a 3 day event being held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria on April 26-28. The 2012 Illinois History Symposium, "Contested Lands: 1763-1840", highlights Illinois roll in the War of 1812, and how the outcome of their conflict led to statehood, Native American removal, and further westward expansion.




For more information call the Illinois State Historical Society at 217-525-2781 or visit the ISHS website at www.historyillinois.org

Please take time to attend one or more of these events. Remember without history, how do we know where we came from.




















1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great story!