What we're about

This group is for anyone with an interest in Chicago history. We will have events for everyone from professional historians to new residents who just want to learn more about this great city. Although the focus will be on the history of the city, related topics like local archaeology, Great Lakes and Midwest history can also be included.

Upcoming events (1)

UASC Meeting-Chicago's Maritime History w/Brendon Baillod

Wednesday, October 27th @ 07:00 PM CST – Meeting of Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago

Free and open to the public

This will be a Zoom meeting only.

Featured Presenter: Brendon Baillod at 8:00 – Presenting: Chicago's maritime history through rare, early photos, woodcuts and postcards

Meeting Registration link (NOTE: MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE):

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcumprTIsG9EtfYW6Z0tbeRSuFjP_pqLn

Pre-meeting Informal Social; 06:30 – 07:00

Business Meeting; 07:00 – 08:00

Featured Presentation: 08:00 – 09:00 (or later if necessary)

Presentation: Chicago's maritime history through rare, early photos, woodcuts and postcards

Join maritime historian Brendon Baillod as he explores Chicago's maritime history through rare, early photos, woodcuts and postcards from his extensive collection of stereoview cards and ephemera. Brendon will show the evolution of Great Lakes vessels, photography and maritime Chicago itself through historic maritime images. Note: image on the left is from one of many woodcuts in Brendon’s collection, though not of Chicago.

Biography:

Brendon Baillod is an award winning maritime historian, author, antiquarian and remote sensing expert based in Madison, Wisconsin. Brendon has collected Great Lakes maritime antiquities for over 30 years and has the largest private collection of original 18th and 19th century Great Lakes books, maps, photos and ephemera in existence. He is the author of Fathoms Deep but not Forgotten: Wisconsin's Lost Ships and is the current president of the Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association.

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