Freedom: A History of US This traveling exhibition from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom from founding until 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a printed draft and the official copy of the US Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten notes for speeches, and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. The Freedom: A History of US Exhibit will take place February 15 to March 12 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, IL. This exhibit is included with daily admission. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.
History Speaks Lecture Series: Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story In celebration of the the 150th birthday of the American writer known for the “Little House on the Prairie” series, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laura Keyes will portray the American writer. Hear the real history of the author and discover the times, places and people who inspired her wonderful books. The History Speaks Lecture Series: Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Story will take place on Sunday, February 12 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $9 for youth (ages 4-12) and students. Admission for members is $8 for adults and $7 for youth. Visit www.napersettlement.org or call (630) 420-6010.