Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sneak Peak Tonight! A Look Inside the New Exhibit

Come out--and peek in--to the new Bachelors Grove exhibit....

I've been hard at work assembling a totally revamped, streamlined, beautiful new exhibit to promote the history of Bachelors Grove Cemetery and Settlement--and to encourage still more locals, fans and family members to come forward with their stories, memories, photos and documents for inclusion in the forthcoming book, "Lost in the Woods: The Real--and Unreal--Story of Bachelors Grove."  Tonight I'll be sharing a very small portion of the new exhibit at a lecture on the "Graveyards of Chicago" at the Worth Historical Museum in Worth, Illinois--just a few minutes away from Bachelors Grove.

The full exhibit will be shown this summer at a big event coming to the south suburbs. I'll have more news on this in the weeks to come, but for tonight you can get a look at some family photos of those interred at Bachelors Grove cemetery, early maps of the area, rare and exclusive photos of the cemetery through the years, and photos of some of the old home sites.

Abandoned graves in the woods--but it's not Bachelors Grove. 
I'm delighted to have been invited to share Matt Hucke and my new book at this wonderful venue for history research, and I'm anxious to share with you some of my photos from a number of my very favorite Chicago-area cemeteries, including some you probably didn't know existed.

The event begins at 7pm.  I'll be speaking until 8, and then I'll have copies of the new book for sale and signing while guests have a chance to look at the images and maps from the new exhibit.  Books are $15 and the lecture is completely free!  Hope to see you tonight.

The Worth Historical Museum is located at the Worth Park District, 11500 South Beloit, Worth, Illinois.

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