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September 2017

Steel and Solidarity in Granite City

September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Madison County Archival Library, 801 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Gary Gaines

Local labor union historian Gary Gaines will give a program on the Steelworkers Unions on Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m. at the Madison County Archival Library at 801 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. Gary Gaines. According to Gaines, steelmaking in Granite City was almost an accident. The Niedringhaus brothers started their business across the river, but St. Louis leaders didn’t like the noise, dirt or the smell of the factories. When it was time to expand, the Niedringhaus…

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Lincoln Place Heritage Festival

September 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lincoln Place Community Center, 822 Niedringhaus Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040 United States
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Join MCHS at the Lincoln Place Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Lincoln Place Community Center in Granite City. Celebrate the varied cultures of the historic Lincoln Place neighborhood at this family friendly event.  Admission is free and parking is free.  Immigrant cultures represented include Macedonia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Hungary, Mexico, Croatia, Russia, England, Ireland, and Scotland. Some of what you can expect and appreciate include: Ethnic foods and pastries Ethnic folk…

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