Indigenous Peoples and Hoxie Farm to be honored in Thornton

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Historical marker dedication scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 10:00am

information provided by the Thornton Historical Society

THORNTON, Ill. (September 13, 2019) – The Village of Thornton Historical Society has invited the public to the dedication of a State of Illinois Historical Marker honoring the Indigenous Peoples and the Hoxie Farm on September 28, 2019, at 10:00am. The marker is located at Wampum Lake, Thorn Creek Division, (entrance Thornton-Lansing Rd, west of IL-394), Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Thornton, Illinois.

Speakers from the Forest Preserve District and the Illinois State Historical Society will be part of the dedication, and Archaeologist Doug Jackson will be on hand with a display of artifacts. Artifacts may also be seen at the Thornton Public Library during the month of September.

The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The Thornton Historical Society Museum is located at 114 N. Hunter Street in Thornton and is open on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm, May–October; and the first and third Saturdays January–April, also from 1:00-3:00pm.

More information about Thornton history is available at thorntonilhistory.com.

For more information about the historical marker dedication, email [email protected].

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