As part of the Lewis University History Center and Library’s “Considering Collections” series, Carrie Tarrasuk Gutierrez, acting curator of collection at The First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, will deliver a presentation entitled “Considering the Stuff of Soldiering” at 2 p.m. on March 15 in Room AS-158 located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Gutierrez will bring examples of helmets, World War I posters and uniforms that are part of the collection at The First Division Museum at Cantigny. During her presentation, she plans to display some of these materials and share her interactions with veterans and their families. Participants at this event can expect to learn more about this premier museum and the scope of its collections. Although part of her work is with objects, Gutierrez will also address working at a midsized museum.
Dennis H. Cremin, assistant professor and director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, commented, “This is a great opportunity to learn more about this unique collection at Cantigny. Although aimed at a general audience, students interested in the field of museum studies or public history should make every effort to attend this talk.”
The “Considering Collections” series is sponsored by the Lewis University History Center. They are also part of the public programs related to the "Lines and Shadows: Discovering the Adelman Collection" on view at the Gaylord Building Historic Site in Lockport.
This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, Director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.
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