Get Your Local History On! 3rd Annual Lake County History Symposium April 30

“Immigrant Stories” is the theme of the Lake County History Symposium, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home in Mettawa.

The day will feature a series of presentations including ones on the Irish experience in Lake County, the Scots of Lake Forest, Polish pioneers, and Libertyville’s own Frederick Grabbe and Abana Spring Water. Frederick Grabbe emigrated in 1845 from the Kingdom of Hanover at the age of three. Frederick would go on to serve in the Civil War, pioneer the floating apiary, and bring acclaim to Libertyville through his Abana Spring Water bottling company.

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Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 16 and up. A boxed lunch is available for an additional $10. Teacher professional development hours available. Call (847) 968-3321 or register online at


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