February 26, 2019

Bishop Hill Presentation, by Dr. Jeff Hanks, "Searching for the Perfect Society: Illinois and the Nineteenth-Century Utopian Movement"
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Garden Lounge, Malpass Library
Description: The Department of History and University Libraries are pleased to announce Western Illinois University is hosting a new traveling exhibit on the history, heritage and impact of Bishop Hill, IL. The exhibit, A Community on the Prairie: Bishop Hill, Illinois, will be displayed on the Macomb campus in the Garden Lounge of Malpass Library from Feb. 11-March 18.

The exhibit will be celebrated with a public talk by School of Global Education and Outreach Executive Director Jeff Hancks at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Garden Lounge of Malpass Library. Hancks's talk is titled "Searching for the Perfect Society: Illinois and the Nineteenth-Century Utopian Movement."

"Dr. Hancks's talk will contextualize Bishop Hill in the development of Illinois and demonstrate the history of our region. I am delighted that he has agreed to share his research in conjunction with the Bishop Hill exhibit," said WIU History Department Chair Jennifer McNabb.
Contact Information:
 Jeanne Stierman
 Phone: 309-298-2762
 Email: jd-stierman@wiu.edu
Source: Libraries

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
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