All lectures include a Q&A session and have a companion PowerPoint presentation.
All lectures can be presented remotely via zoom or another virtual platform.
ILLINOIS & CHICAGO TOPICS
Sweet Home Chicago: A tour of Chicago
Chicago is home to awe-inspiring museums, iconic architecture, and world-famous sites — and you can explore them virtually. This PowerPoint presentation will travel around Chicago and see some famous (and not-so-famous) sites. We will look at public art, the museum campus, some of the city’s beautiful architecture, and more. Led by a lifelong Chicago area resident, this 2-hour tour will make you feel like you are there.
The Windy City? Myths, Lies & Legends about Chicago
Did Mrs. O’Leary’s cow start the great Chicago fire? Did a goat curse the Chicago Cubs? Is Chicago incredibly windy? This 2-hour PowerPoint presentation will answer these questions and many more. This lecture is fun and sometimes funny: hauntings, curses, fun facts, and trivia.
OTHER TOPICS IN HISTORY
The Monuments of Washington DC
Washington D.C. is full of monuments to people, groups, and events. Some, like the Lincoln Memorial, are world-famous. Others are less well known & a few others are almost unknown. In this lecture, we will tour Washington D.C. virtually and learn about many monuments. We will discuss why each memorial was built, who it honors, and other facts.
From Queen Victoria to the Modern Royals: A History of Royal Weddings
Queen Victoria set the standard for modern royal weddings. What was her celebration like, and how have all the royal weddings that came afterward follow or not follow her example?