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Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Time Traveler Series Program

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

We reveal, for the first time, the lives of the women who lived at the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek from 1800-1880.

From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the Native wives of French fur traders, and the settlers who arrived by wagon to build their home in the new frontier.   

People have lived at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River for over 12,000 years, but much of the written history about the people who dwelled here focuses on the men who left their mark here and little has been written about the women.   

This program will delve into the lives of the women who lived here from 1800-1880, raising their families, and growing and harvesting crops to sustain them. From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the two Native American wives of fur trader Joseph Thibault, to the first settlers who arrived by wagon to build their home in the new frontier.  We’ll also learn about the women of the 15 Irish immigrant families that left their impoverished country to settle right here on this property in 1857. While their husbands toiled to build the new railroad, the women strived to build a new home and raise a family here, thus creating the first settlement they called “Illinoy”, which later became South Beloit, IL.

  • This  free program of the Time Traveler Series is Presented by Executive Director, Therese Oldenburg
  • Seating is limited and registration is required – please RSVP below to reserve your seat.
  • Program will be held indoors
  • There will be Q&A and discussion time after the presentation

This program will be repeated on Sunday, September 12, 1pm as part of Beloit Heritage Days.

 

July 25 Registration for Discover The Women Of The Confluence

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Details

Date:
July 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Nature At The Confluence
Phone:
815-200-6910
Email:
info@natureattheconfluence.com
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Venue

Nature At The Confluence
306 Dickop Street
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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Phone:
815-200-6910
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