History of Chief Alexander Robinson's Family Cemetery in Chicago

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Romeoville Branch
Meeting Room A

Event Details

Join us for one of the more important historical finds in Chicago's recent years. In 2015, the original headstones of Chief Alexander Robinson and other family members were recovered by a team including archaeologist Dan Melone. The stones have been returned to Robinson family descendants, having been missing for generations. 

Using recently uncovered documentary evidence, this lecture will explore changes in cemetery boundaries and use through time. This lecture will outline a chronological framework for understanding cultural and natural impacts to the cemetery and surrounding landscape, and identify grave occupants and the physical layout of the cemetery. 

Registration is required. 

Event Type(s): Adult, Teen
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Presenter: Dan Melone, Chicagoland Archaeologist and Robinson Family Historian
Jeanne Jesernik
(815) 552-4234

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