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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Dinner & A Little History: The Trials of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln

Dates: May. 17, 2018 - May. 17, 2018
Times: 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
Category: Education/History
Location: The Gaylord Building , 200 W 8th St, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone: 8152201848
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Follow Mary Lincoln's journey which took her from her days in Springfield, Illinois where she met and married Abraham Lincoln, became a mother to four sons, then on to the White House. It then leads her to an insane asylum in Batavia, Illinois. Hear of the joys and the trials she experienced along the way.

Reenactor Lynn Rymarz graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. After graduating Lynn became a fourth grade teacher. While being a stay at home mother Lynn discovered her love of children's books. Lynn has also volunteered with her local churches drama ministry, where she wrote, directed and acted in performances for children. Lynn's journey has lead her to find a passion in writing historical stories such as "Miss Liberty Takes Her Stand" and "Move To The Back, Rosa Parks," both published in CRICKET Children's Magazine. Her stories, "Ida B. Wells–Justice For All," and "Mordecai Brown: Pitching For the Pennant" were published in HIGHLIGHTS Children's Magazine, and "About The Cow That Started That Fire" and "Unearthing The Arabia," were published in 2016.


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Rialto Square Theatre
Motel 6 North
Bowlero
Louis Joliet Mall
The Levy Center

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