Category: History

Don’t Call It A Re-Enactment — On May 12 Maywood Was A Stage For Living History

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Living historians dramatize Civil War history on the corner of First and Lake in Maywood on May 12. | Courtesy Laura Rogers 

Replica flags? Check. Period pieces like guns dating to the mid-19th Century? Check. Actors dressed in historical clothing? Check. Abraham Lincoln? Check.

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A Conversation With Lonnie Bunch, Keeper And Defender Of History

Monday, May 7, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Lonnie Bunch during the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 16, 2016. |  Pool/Getty Images North America 

Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., was in River Forest last week to speak at Dominican University’s commencement.

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Civil War Living History To Play Out In Maywood Again On May 12

Sunday, May 6, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Re-enactors during last year’s Civil War Living History event in Maywood. | File  

Historians and actors will converge on Maywood next weekend for the fourth annual Civil War Living History.

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