History programs abound at the Lisle Library District


Last updated 9/4/2022 at 1:03pm

The Lisle Library District, 777 Front St., is offering multiple history-centric programs throughout July.

"DuPage County has a rich history. It is no wonder that such programs have drawn great participation, be it digging more into local history or their own family history," said Xavier Duran, Adult Programming Librarian.

The month starts with Leslie Goddard Presents: Remembering Route 66 at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 1. Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., will explore the iconic road that connected Chicago to Los Angeles from 1926 until its closing in the mid-1980s. The nostalgia-filled program will highlight the quirky attractions and adventure on the open road.

From Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey: How American Gilded Age Heiresses Invaded the British Aristocracy is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Anglophile and former UK resident Claire Evans will present the program. Evans will recount when cash-strapped lords, viscounts, and dukes of Great Britain sold ancient titles to Gilded Age American socialites, who were often met with an icy reception by British aristocracy.

Patrons can learn more about their own family history with Genealogy Resources at the Library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Adult Services Librarian Gail will teach registrants how to use online resources Ancestry and Heritage Quest. These databases will aid users in finding census, birth, marriage, death, military records and more.

All of these programs will be held virtually on Zoom and registration is required at lislelibrary.org.


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