October events in Mt. Olive and Springfield, Illinois

October events in Mt. Olive and Springfield, Illinois

Mark your calendars and join us!  More details to follow

October 6-7–Springfield, IL  Illinois History Conference

We will be at the Illinois History Conference Session on October 7 conference16

October 9 12-4 Mother Jones Museum Open House — Mt. Olive, Illinois

October 9 –– 12 pm Mother Jones Memorial Ceremony — music, poetry, performance; Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive, Illinois

October 9 evening Mother Jones Foundation Annual Dinner

Speaker: Kari Lyderson “Fueling Radical Change: The new face of energy, the environment, labor and struggle … in the Illinois Coalfields and Beyond”

Music: Folk musicians Tom Irwin and Theresa O’Hara

5:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Program

Erin’s Pavilion

Southwind Park

4965 South Second Street, Springfield, II.

$35.00 tickets  call Al Pieper 217-5522-4688 or Terry Reed at 217-789-6495



I am the director of the Mother Jones Heritage Project. I teach labor history at Northern Illinois University and am completing a book, Labor Rights and Freedom Struggles in the Illinois Coal Fields.

1 Comment

  1. Saul Schniderman 3 years ago

    Much praise goes to those hearty activists carrying the torch of history in the name of Mother Jones. Our bond of heritage with her shall never be broken.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.