CITY ROCK: Celebrate History with Three Events at Rock Island Library
City Rock issued the following announcement on July 5.
Explore national, family and state history this July with three events offered as part of "Libraries Rock" summer programming for adults at Rock Island Public Library.
The July installment of the library's continuing series of World War I history talks focuses on the significance of the 1918 battles of St. Cantigny and St. Mihiel. The "Over There" event features remarks by an Army Sustainment Command historian at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 11 at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street.
On Monday, July 16, also at 2:00 pm at the Downtown Library, the library offers an informative video presentation on genealogical research. In "An Ocean Away: Immigration Records," genealogist Stacie Newton, of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR,) provides advice and examples on how to find immigration records of ancestors who came to America at an earlier time, even before official entry points opened.
Historical geographer Norman Moline provides a broad survey of the development of Illinois’ transportation connections since 1818, just in time for the 200th anniversary of statehood. Canals, railroads, postal delivery, and roads are the subject of his free lecture, "Binding Our State Together," at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 24 the Downtown Library. Moline will discuss how the state was shaped, and how major transportation movements and innovations helped connect its towns and citizens, including the development of navigable waterways, the rapid expansion of railroad connections, evolution of postal services, and of the growth of roads and automobile traffic.
Norman Moline earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, focusing on the impacts of the automobile and good roads movements from 1900 to 1930. He taught for 45 years at Augustana College in Rock Island. His teaching and research interests included cultural geography, historic preservation, natural resource management, and East Asia.
All three events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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Source: City Rock