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Spring 2013 Cultural Events

Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is excited to be hosting a series of lectures, workshops, and cultural events in Spring 2013. Please see below for a description of events, date/times, and admission costs. View full events calendar here

FEBRUARY EVENTS
Northwest Cultural Council Poetry Workshop

Sunday, February 17; 2-4 p.m.
Cuneo Mansion welcomes  Northwest Cultural Council's readings by The Second Saturday Poetry Workshop followed by a tour of the mansion. Highlighted will be Deborah Nodler Rosen, editor of Rhino, and publications, Where We Find Ourselves and Anwar el-Sadat and Mary Jo Willis, retired chair of Harper College Performing Arts, who will read the poems of the late Martin Ryan, founding member of the Council. Learn More
Admission:
  Free; Please RSVP to the Northwest Cultural Council at 847.991.7966; space is limited.                                 

Meet Harriett Beecher Stowe- Produced by the Kirk Players, Community Service through the arts, www.kirkplayers.org-- 1 of 3 Performances
Sunday, February 24; 2 p.m.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
--a one woman performance by Paddy Lynn, professional storyteller and actress. One of America’s most influential novelists and author of UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.  This little five foot woman from New England stirred the conscience of America on issues of slavery and influenced the course of American history.  Harriet was a housewife with six children, yet also a true abolitionist at heart who was determined to write a novel so powerful that it would change the way people viewed slavery once and for all. Her book sold millions of copies world-wide, became the bestselling book ever- next to the Bible, and was translated in over 60 languages. She became an overnight sensation at a time when America was on the brink of the Civil War. Her popularity spread far and wide and made her a shaper of public opinion. It is no wonder that upon meeting her, President Abraham Lincoln said, “So this is the little lady who started this big war.”  Harriet was a true visionary in every sense of the word. Professional storyteller and actress, Paddy Lynn, portrays author and humanitarian, Harriet Beecher Stowe in this insightful and emotional one-woman presentation. Will be followed by a Q & A session.
Admission:
  $20 in advance, $25 at the door; For tickets click here or call the Kirk Players at 847.521.6192.
* Purchase any two shows at Cuneo- $36, 3-series package- $48

MARCH EVENTS
Weekend on Art and Architecture of Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

Saturday, March 9; 2 p.m.

Benjamin Marshall and Italian Villas
, a lecture by Jonathon Canning, Loyola University Museum of Art's Chief Curator.
Admission:
  Members- $5; Non-members- $10
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

Sunday, March 10; 2-4:30 p.m.
Architect Benjamin Marshall
, a  lecture by Lynette Bremer, a Benjamin Marshall scholar, along with Samuel Insull and The House That ComEd Built, a lecture by  Amanda Graue, Education Coordinator at Cuneo Mansion.  Includes refreshments and a tour of the mansion.
Admission:  Members- $15; Non-Members- $20
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

Great Lakes Naval Station Lecture
Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.

Naval Station Great Lakes:  100 Years
, a lecture by Therese Gonzalez, Great Lakes Naval Station Museum Specialist.  Learn about the role our Great Lakes have played in 20th century American history.
Admission:
  Members-$5; Non- Members- $10
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

Letters from Oregon Trail Presentation- Produced by the Kirk Players, Community Service through the arts, www.kirkplayers.org-- 2 of 3 Performances
Sunday, March 24; 2 p.m.

Letters from the Oregon Trail, second in a series of presentations recognizing Women's History Month with Paddy Lynn. Through a unique combination of theater and storytelling, two actresses' recreate one family's amazing journey westward in 1853. Experience the thrills and adventures of Maggie Sawyer and her family as they travel west on the Oregon Trail. In this exciting and interactive program, the audience relives the triumphs and tribulations of the early pioneers. Share in the family's daily struggles for survival and celebrations of the human spirit. Will be followed by a Q & A session.
Admission:
  $20 in advance, $25 at the door; For tickets click here or call the Kirk Players at 847.521.6192.
* Purchase any two shows at Cuneo- $36, 3-series package- $48

APRIL EVENTS
Matthew Brady and Civil War Photography Lecture

Sunday, April 14; 2 p.m.

First in a two-part series on the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. Matthew Brady and Civil War Photography, a discussion with Amanda Graue, Education Coordinator at Cuneo Mansion and Laura Johns, Loyola University Public History Graduate Program.
Admission:
  Members- $5; Non-Members- $10
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

Meet Emily Dickinson- Produced by the Kirk Players, Community Service through the arts, www.kirkplayers.org-- 3 of 3 Performances
Sunday, April 21; 2 p.m.

Emily Dickinson, final in the series of one-woman performances recognizing National Poetry Month. Delight in Emily's eccentricities and charm, and become inspired by her talents. Don’t miss this wonderful story of one of America’s most prolific poets, portrayed by Paddy Lynn, professional storyteller and actress.  Paddy will be doing a 50 minute cutting of William Luce’s brilliant play, THE BELLE OF AMHERST, followed by a discussion of this beloved poet.  Discover the complexities of Emily, the trials and tribulations of her short life, and the inspiration behind the over 1,700 poems she wrote. Whether you are a poet yourself, a fan of Emily’s, or just love a great story, don’t miss this opportunity to see Emily come to life. Will be followed by a Q & A session.
Admission:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door;  For tickets click here or call the Kirk Players at 847.521.6192.
* Purchase any two shows at Cuneo- $36, 3-series package- $48

Chicago and American Civil War Lecture
Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m.

Second in a series on Chicago and the American Civil War, a lecture by Loyola University Chicago Professor of Public History and Civil War Scholar, Theodore Karamanski, Ph.D. The Civil War was a critical turning point in Chicago history as well as that of the nation. Meet the men and women of Chicago who played an important role in saving the Union and ending slavery as well as those who opposed the Lincoln Administration. If you thought politics is bad now, you should see what they were up to on the 1860s. Theodore J. Karamanski, Professor of History at Loyola and author of Rally "Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War  as well as eight other books on American history.
Admission:
 Free
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

MAY EVENTS
Who is Citizen Kane? Lecture

Wednesday, May 1; 2 p.m.

Who Is Citizen Kane?
Amanda Graue, Education Coordinator at Cuneo Mansion, lectures on William Randolph Hearst, who was a personal friend of John Cuneo, Sr., and subject of the film, Citizen Kane.  Brought back by popular demand from fall 2012.
Admission:
  Members- $5; Non-Members- $10
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

Mother's Day Brunch and Special Exhibition Preview of Martha Weathered and Chicago Couture
Sunday, May 12

Martha Weathered dressed the wealthy women of Chicago for 40 years from her shop in the Drake Hotel.  Follow your lovely brunch with the exhibition preview of fabulous clothing installed throughout the Mansion.
Admission
: Free with purchase of brunch (TBD)

JUNE EVENTS
Gardening in Containers Lecture

Sunday, June 23; 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Gardening in Containers, Regina Cady, Horticulturalist for the Vernon Hills Park District, discusses innovative planting and how to make the most of "pots for plants." Admission:  Free
* To register please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.


QUESTIONS? Please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

 

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