Sojourner Truth - Portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:30 AM Zoom Webinar Dr. Daisy Century gives a commanding performance of Ms. Truth, bringing to life a woman undeterred by incredible obstacles, a woman who mixed with the leading figures of her day, including Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Audience members are urged to consider the twin goals of racial and gender parity of equal importance.
Victorian Christmas Traditions - Presented by Alisa Dupuy Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:30 AM Zoom Webinar Ever wonder why people kiss under the mistletoe at Christmastime? Lady of History, Alisa Dupuy, as her 19th-century character Eliza Blackwell Dupree, will explain this and other Victorian Christmas traditions such as holiday ornaments, Christmas cards, candy canes, and poinsettias. She will also discuss Victorian fashions and sing Christmas carols. Why not pour yourself a nice cup of tea and enjoy this welcome to the holiday season!
Remembering Plainfield WWI Soldiers - Presented by Nancy Piwowar Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:30 AM Zoom Webinar Join Plainfield historian Nancy Piwowar for her presentation about Plainfield during World War I and the influenza pandemic, based on the Drake House exhibit. In commemoration of Veterans Day, we dedicate this program to the memory of the 45 soldiers and their Gold Star Families from Plainfield and the surrounding area who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during WWI. Some were born in the United States and others were immigrants, but all served their country with courage, bravery, and valor.