"Abandoned Illinois" --author visit with Lisa Beard on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Monday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. as we welcome local author, photographer, and educator Lisa Beard for a presentation and book signing for her new book release, Abandoned Illinois. Whether the structure is a large factory or a single family's homestead, deserted places leave clues to the time shared between the people who once occupied a space and the buildings themselves. These spots are scattered throughout Illinois, both in rural and city settings, and as seen through a camera lens, can clearly illustrate times of industrialization, family histories, and significant historical milestones. This book documents stories from the past found in locations from Chicago and its surrounding areas to the near the shoreline of the Mississippi River and places found in between, including Joliet Prison, Goodman Manufacturing, and a completely vacant army depot.

Free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase. All ages are welcome. Registration is required. Please call 815-943-4671 to save your seat at this event. Seats are limited! Call 815-943-4671 to sign up and save your seats for this fascinating presentation.