Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar was originally broadcast on Chicago Public Radio program, "American Life" on March 14, 2008. This is an interesting story of how a young boy disappeared at the age of three during a family camping trip and the mystery was solved almost 100 years later due to genealogy research. Click on the title to hear the broadcast.
Posted by Brentwood History at 12:37 PM
Silk Scarf Painting
On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.
Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!
On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.