SIU Med School Sponsors Cultural Education Program on “Lost Springfield”


April 3, 2014

Learn about 'Lost Springfield' at cultural education lunch

A special lunchtime presentation will be held Wednesday, April 9 at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pearson Museum (second floor), 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield.

The program includes a presentation, “Lost Springfield,” by William Furry, executive director of the Illinois State Historical Society. He will discuss some people and places of the Springfield community that have been lost to history, including Vachel Lindsay, and the graves of ethnic groups such as German-Americans and African-Americans. Light refreshments will be served.

Lunchtime educational programs are held regularly at the medical school to share information about various cultures. The events are organized by SIU’s Diversity, Multicultural and Minority Affairs office.

For more information, contact Deborah Kassube at 217-545-7334 weekdays.

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Karen Carlson,
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