Coffee with the Curator (Virtual)

Event Details

Fri, Sep 24, 2021
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Online Event

1s151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189

Friday, September 24
10 am CDT Online via Zoom
Free Event but Registration Required


Pour yourself a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and join us at our virtual café for a quick morning history story and artifact with the First Division Museum curatorial team.

This Month’s Topic: The Colonel of Cantigny

Have you wondered how Robert R. McCormick became known as “The Colonel”? Or why Cantigny Park is named for a small village in rural France? This month we’re joined by Jeffery Anderson, Assistant Curator, and Exhibits Coordinator, to discuss Colonel McCormick’s military service with the Illinois National Guard and the 1st Division. In addition to examining his wartime experience, we’ll also look at some of the remaining artifacts from McCormick’s service.