Robert Vial House

The Flagg Creek Heritage Society is a Non-Profit Organization and an affiliate of the Pleasant Dale Park District. We are dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the Flagg Creek area.

The Society operates the Flagg Creek Historical Museum and the Robert Vial House located on the grounds of the Pleasant Dale Park District at 7425 S. Wolf Rd., Burr Ridge IL, as well as hosting many programs throughout the year. Both the Museum and the Robert Vial House can be opened upon request. Groups are welcome. Please contact Alice Latham at 708-839-9616 for information.

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“Three Illinois Women During the Civil War"

Flagg Creek Heritage Society is sponsoring an Illinois Bicentennial event September 10 at Pleasantdale Park District.  “Three Illinois Women During the Civil War” tells the story of three different heroic women.  The one-woman show features portrayals of Mother Bickerdyke, who established 300 field hospitals and assisted wounded soldiers on 19 battlefields; Albert Cashier, who was born a woman but passed as a man for most of her life after serving as a soldier during the Civil War; and Julia Dent Grant, the wife of the commanding officer of the Union Army.  The performer, an Illinois Bicentennial Road Scholar, Betty Carlson Kay, taught in Springfield for 34 years and caught the history bug. About 10 books later, she is bringing history to life through her dramatic presentations of historical figures. During the Illinois Bicentennial, she is traveling across the state sponsored by the Illinois Humanities and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. This hour program including time for questions will begin at 7pm, is free and will include refreshments.

Where: Pleasant Dale Park District Recreation Center
7425 South Wolf Road, Burr Ridge.
When: Monday September 10th, 7:00pm
Cost: Free

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