February Programs Brian “Fox” Ellis, historical portrayer and story teller presents: John Deere: The History and Future of Agriculture
Saturday, February 4, 3 pm
Historian, author and actor Brian “Fox” Ellis in character as John Deere, will cover a century of agricultural history and then lead a discussion on the future of farming. Raising issues such as the pros and cons of agriculture versus agribusiness, the roles of technology and mechanization, and the significance of small family farms, centennial farms, and community-supported agriculture, this program promises to engage the audience in a complex conversation about the directions that our ongoing efforts to feed the world might take.
Lynn Urban, Laura Ingalls Wilder historian presents: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th Birthday, Life on the American Prairie
Sunday, February 19th at 3pm
Lynn Urban will give her presentation about Laura Ingalls Wilder and share her collection of artifacts and demonstratives. Cake will be served to commemorate the birthday of this important Midwestern figure.
Cliff Krainik, nationallly-known collector and historian presents: Black Hawk: From Frontier Terrorist to Advertising Icon
Saturday, March 25th at 7pm
Krainik will share some of his favorite pieces from his personal Black Hawk collection.
You Build the Shelters, We’ll Build the Bombs: How the Federal Government Prepared Galena for the Cold War
Saturday, April 8th at 7pm
This event will feature vintage candies, soft drinks, and snacks, reminiscent of America’s Cold War era. The presentation will be followed by a brief Annual Membership Meeting for the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society.
The Winter Program Series is sponsored by Illinois Bank & Trust with additional support from Marge and John Cooke, Mel and Vickie Gratton, GTA Board, Ralph and Mary Jo Losey, Kathleen Morgan and Jim Heck.