To achieve greater public awareness, knowledge and understanding of the cultural heritage of Chicago's south and southwest suburban region and it's communities. The South Suburban Heritage Association considers the region's history and culture important for the understanding of its past, for improving its business and economic climate, for enrichment of the region's quality of life and for promotion of a more positive image beyond the boudaries of the region.
Host conferences and workshops devoted to the region's cultural and historical heritage. Locate and identify resources related to the history and culture of the region, making these resources known and available to its membership and the general public. Promote and strengthen those organizations that are part of its membership. Provide educational opportunities such as workshops, seminars and other activities related to its goals. Inform its membership and other interested groups regarding the activities and projects of its membership.
25th Annual Cultural Heritage Conference
the Civil War in the Southern Suburbs
Saturday, March 3, 2012. 9am-3pm
Thornton Township Hall 333E. 162nd St., South Holland, IL
$20 per person includes registration, coffee, lunch and information packet.
Underground Railroad in So. Suburbs - Dr. Larry McClellan
Civil War in the Southern Suburbs - Bruce Allardice
The 29th U. S. Colored Troops - Art Burton
German Yankee Trapped in the South - Dr. Wayne Wolf