Who was Eliza Steele, and how does her journal inform what we know of the historic prairies today? On July 7, 1840, a prosperous New York writer was traveling through the area where Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (NTP) is located now. . Her words were published the next year in a book titled “A Summer Journey in The West.” This program will celebrate Eliza’s journey with readings, interpretive information provided by Midewin NTP Archaeologist Joe Wheeler about her journal writings and the latest updates about how you can walk in the footsteps of Eliza Steele at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. To register e-mail SM.FS.Midewin_RSVP@usda.gov or call 815-423-6370
On the Trail of Eliza Steele - webina...
Date and Time
Thursday Jul 7, 2022 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM CDT
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - virtual program