Laura Ingalls Wilder 150th Birthday
“Lunch Pail” Book Discussion
Mount Prospect Historical Society’s One-Room Schoolhouse
103 S. Maple St.
Saturday, Feb. 11
$15 per child
Celebrate the birthday and teaching career of American pioneer girl Laura Ingalls Wilder in Mount Prospect Historic Society’s newly restored original one-room schoolhouse. Children in grades 4-6 will discuss Ingalls’ book These Happy Golden Years while snacking on lunch provided in a tin pail, just like Laura would have eaten. Participants need to read the book beforehand and come ready to chat about the story. (The book has a Lexile level of 840L and an AR book level of 5.6.)
This event includes pioneer lunch and souvenir pail. This is for participants who already have a copy of the book. Deadline to register is Jan. 31, 2017. To register for this event visit our website at www.mtphist.org or call us at 847/392-9006.
Skate to Save History
Monday, Feb. 20
Noon to 5 p.m.
Central Community Center (CCC)
1000 W. Central Rd.
The Mount Prospect Historical Society and the Mt. Prospect Park District will host a Skating Party to preserve local history with DJ music at the Central Community Center (CCC). Inline skates can be rented for $5 at the facility or you can bring your own (with Park District’s inspection). All the proceeds will go towards the many MPHS educational programs. For more information, contact 847/392-9006 or www.mtphist.org.
Mary Fons of the Illinois Roads Scholar Speakers Bureau
“The Quilt: America’s Greatest Creative Legacy”
103 S. Maple St.
Saturday, March 18
The American quilt is an art form that continues to thrive more than 200 years after we gained our independence and began to put our distinctive spin on the quilts we knew from the British Isles. Riots of color and pattern, mind-boggling craftsmanship, humor, pain, love – each quilt tells a story, whether it is a Log Cabin from 1818 or a modern-day design made from a pattern downloaded from the Internet. Mary Fons, an accomplished quilter, teacher, writer, and co-host of Love of Quilts on public television, will present a dynamic lecture about the history of the American quilt. It will feature beautiful images of quilts representing a wide variety of styles and traditions and spanning the history of quilting in the United States. It will demonstrate the strength and distinctiveness of American quilting traditions and the reasons why quilting is still going strong today. Mary Fons of the Illinois Roads Scholar Speakers Bureau will discuss “The Quilt: America’s Greatest Creative Legacy” in Mount Prospect’s newly restored one-room schoolhouse. The Mount Prospect “Sew-Be It” quilters will also have an assortment of quilts on display during the program. Space is limited. To register, contact 847/392-9006 or www.mtphist.org.