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Grundy County Historical Society hosts coal field program

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:23 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:02 a.m. CDT

MORRIS – Grundy County Historical Society is hosting Michele Micetich, who will present “Immigrants in the Coal Field: 1865-1927.”

The program will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. It is at the Grundy County Historical Society Museum in the CanalPort Community Center on west Illinois Avenue in Morris.

This program tells an American story through diaries, newspapers, real photo postcards, legal documents, maps, and family stories and photographs, according to a news release. Filled with human drama and local color, the story’s slideshow explores the look and feel of the local coal camp communities across our mining district. 

Micetich is a retired educator with 35 years of professional experience in numerous and diverse teaching and learning environments. A lifelong resident of Carbon Hill, her Italian roots and love of maps and stories evolved into a neverending study of her environs. She serves as president of the Carbon Hill Historical Society, which owns and operates the not-for-profit Carbon Hill School Museum.  

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