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WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield will hold three Lunch & Learn Series events this fall. The series is presented by the UIS Alumni SAGE Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.

WHEN: Doors Open 11 a.m. | Lunch 11:30 a.m. | Program 12-1 p.m.
Oct. 5, Oct. 26 and Dec. 6

WHERE: Illini Country Club, 1601 Illini Rd., Springfield

Wednesday, October 5: Homegrown Rock-N-Roll
Celebrate the state of Illinois' vibrant history of homegrown rock-n-roll music and classic rock-n-roll bands.

Wednesday, October 26: Abolition and Archaeology
Learn about Edward Beecher and the Beecher family, whose generations of clergy, educators and artists advocated for abolitionism, temperance and women's rights. Explore African American Archaeology in Illinois, including New Philadelphia, the first town founded and registered by an African American in the United States.

Tuesday, December 6: History of Washington Park
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recall the storied history of Springfield and Washington Park, including discussion of the park's founding families.

The in-person events cost $38 a person and include a hot buffet lunch. A virtual viewing option is also available. Participants should register online.

For more information, contact UIS Advancement at 217-206-6058.