College of DuPage Class: Searching for Marquette 9/23/2020

Every year I offer a 4-session class on the life and journeys of Fr. Marquette through College of DuPage Continuing Education. We retrace Marquette’s steps throughout the Great Lakes and Mississippi regions, highlighting his encounters and friendships with regional Native American tribes along his route. We also examine his cultural impact on 19th-20th century American […]

Book Presentation – April 18, 2018 Flagg Creek Heritage Society, Burr Ridge, IL

Follow explorer Marquette’s journey across the Midwest through monuments and art work. Please join us for this one-hour  program at the Flagg Creek Heritage Society in Burr Ridge, IL. For more information, call Alice Latham at 708-839-9616. For more information, please visit: http://flaggcreekheritagesociety.com/ Click here for printable Google map and directions Where: Pleasant Dale Park […]

Book Presentation - March 8, 2018 Westmont Park District

Travel Illinois waterways to enjoy monuments and art dedicated to Fr. Marquette. Presentation based on the book, Searching for Marquette. All are welcome! To register, please contact the Westmont Park District, 630.969.8080 | info@westmontparks.org. Free event. Thursday, March 8 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Westmont Park District, 55 East Richmond Street, Westmont IL 60559 […]

Explore the life and journey of the 17th-century French Jesuit missionary-explorer, Father Jacques Marquette, through his journal excerpts, maps and images. Though his life was cut short at the age of 38, his cultural impact on the Midwest was tremendous and is told by the monuments and works of art dedicated to his memory. Re-trace […]