A Road Scholar Program by Dan Hechenberger
In a first person, living history presentation, Dan Hechenberger will assume the character of Pere Jacques Gravier, a Jesuit missionary who came to the “Illinois Country” not long after the explorations of Marquette and Joliet. Gravier spent many years and had strong ties with the Illinois people, compiling a written dictionary of their language, experiencing firsthand the wars between the Illinois and Iroquois and sharing in Illinois daily life and ritual.
A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
For more information contact Marcia Stang, 815.932.7567.