If you wonder about these kind of things or have an interest in local history or Native Americans, you should register for the presentation at the library on Thursday, November 7th. Bill Kemp, the librarian of the McLean County Museum of History will be here to give a presentation on the Kickapoo starting at 6:30 pm. We have had Mr. Kemp here before to talk about local history topics. He has a wealth of knowledge about local history and we are grateful that he is willing to come to our small town to give his presentations.
Here is a summary of what the presentation will be about: The Kickapoo, a fiercely independent people, inhabited this stretch of Central Illinois when the first Euro-American settlers arrived in the early 1820s. This talk will include rare 1906 photographs of Kickapoo living in Brown County, Kansas. These photographs were commissioned by Milo Custer, an early curator of the McLean County Historical Society.