Book Seminar – Joliet Jr College 3/19/2018

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 Marquette’s steps throughout the Great Lakes and Mississippi River regions, and learn about Marquette’s encounters and friendships with regional Native American tribes along his route.

Additionally, this seminar will examine the factors, such as Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha” to the Capitol’s Statuary Hall that elevated Marquette’s status from a local explorer to national hero by the early 20th century.

Date:  March 19, 2018   Time:  6:30-8:30 pm

Address:  Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL, 60431

Cost $29.

For registration, please contact Joliet Junior College @ 815.729.1555 or register online: