Eat, Drink, Have Fun: A History of Food and Hospitality in Lake County
8th Annual Lake County Historical Symposium
The Libertyville-Beth Bower Dunn Museum will be presenting a series on “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: A History of Food and Hospitality in Lake County,” announced via Zoom on Thursday, January 5 at 7 p.m. Host the 8th Annual Lake County History Symposium. Thursday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. The Zoom link is free due to a grant from USG.
The Lake County Historical Symposium is an annual gathering for those interested in the history of Lake County, Illinois. Professional, amateur, and student historians provide presentations based on original historical research using primary and secondary sources.
Join us for a series of engaging presentations starting Thursday, January 5th at 7pm on Zoom.
‘Crofton Cookbook, presented by Nicole Stocker. Dive into the Dunn Museum collection to explore his 1895 manuscript cookbook used at Fort Sheridan.
‘Highland Park Community Cookbook circa 1911 and 1925, presented by Katherine Lambrecht. Comparison and contrast of the Ossori Club Community Cookbook (circa 1911) and the Highland Park Women’s Club Cookbook (circa 1925).
‘Rustic Mansion: Good Food, Cocktails and the Wild West, presented by Diana Dretske. From 1947 to his 1986, Victor and Marian Tribom’s rustic Manor restaurant in Gurnee attracted patrons from far and wide serving delicious food and cocktails in an American Frontier setting.
The symposium will continue on Thursday, January 19th at 7pm with the following presentations via Zoom:
‘Stay: History of the Libertyville Hotel, presented by Jenny Berry. Libertyville has provided accommodation to travelers since the mid-1800s. Her Jenny Barry of the Libertyville Historical Society shares stories of some of these hotels and their notable guests.
‘plants and animals, presented by Nancy Webster. Recipes collected by word of mouth by Native Americans and written by local pioneer settlers demonstrate nutrition and diet using native plants and animals. This is illustrated using a glass slide.
“Eat Wild in Deerfield” by Donna-Marie Stupple. Let’s take a look at the history of wild game fundraising dinners, including one where the main dish was a local raccoon.
Zoom Link is available online and is available free of charge with USG underwriting.
– Thursday, January 5, 7:00 PM: Reserve your Zoom link here.
– Thursday, January 19, 7:00 PM: Reserve your Zoom link here.
For more information, contact the Dunn Museum at 847-968-3400. Teacher professional development time is available.