Illinois State Museum, Springfield

1920s ‘Immigrant’ Springfield: Coal-Mining, Bootlegging, and ‘The Bank of Grandma’

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Learn about Springfield tavern life, Prohibition, the ‘Mine Wars,’ backyard farming and more.hrough the eyes of our 2,000 Lithuanian coal-mining immigrants. Springfield native Sandy Baksys is the daughter of a World War II Lithuanian refugee (“displace

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