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WSIU Almanac 4.11.23

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Kevin Boucher

In Jackson County, three presentations by author Michael C. Batinski examine the forgotten history of Jackson County and Southern Illinois. Presentations are this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and are based on his book titled, “Forgetting and the Forgotten: A Thousand years of Contested Histories in the Heartland. The series will examine the role of “pastkeepers” and their roles as gatekeepers of local narratives. These pastkeepers highlight the history of Jackson County and Southern Illinois while hiding or marginalizing other narratives such as the treatment of Native Americans, African Americans and immigrants.

All three presentations are free and open to the public.

At the Depot: Restoring Carbondale’s Story
Wednesday, April 12 5-6:30 p.m.
Carbondale Public Library.
Batinski’s presentation will be in person and online. Online registration for this lecture is available at register.CarbondalePublicLibrary.org/Batinski

Jackson’s Civil War: Rediscovering Anew
Thursday, April 13  6-7:30 p.m.
The General John A Logan Museum in Murphysboro
Refreshments will be provided

Waiting for the Train: Carbondale’s Long Civil Rights Movement
Saturday, April 15 4-6 p.m.
Eurma Hayes Center in Carbondale
Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit www.SIQuaker.org or contact Tom Hensold at 618-525-4578 or tchensold@frontier.com.

In Mulkeytown, The West Franklin Historical District & Silkwood Inn Museum hosts it’s next “Third Sunday Meals” on April 15th from 5-7pm. Enjoy a Chicken & Dumplings Dinner from 5-7pm and carry outs will be available.

Saluki Con will take place on Saturday April 22nd and Sunday April 23rd from 10am–5pm at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale. There will also be a gaming event Friday April 21st from 4–9pm to kick off the weekend's festivities. Find details at: salukicon.siu.edu

In Carbondale, An Electric Vehicle car show is coming up Saturday April 15
2:00-4:00pm in the First Christian Church Parking lot.
Come to see some local owners and dealers of electric vehicles. E-bikes and battery powered tools will also be highlighted.

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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