Cuneo Mansion and Gardens to Present First Lecture Series

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Byline: Daily Herald report

Loyola University Chicago's Cuneo Mansion and Gardens has partnered with experts at the Lake County Discovery Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and Loyola University Chicago to launch its first lecture series.

Beginning in March, the Cuneo Lecture Series will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the history of Lake County, the mansion's first tenants and Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture in Lake County.

Admission is $10 per lecture or $30 for the entire lecture series. To make reservations, call Cuneo Mansion and Gardens at (847) 362-3042.

* Exploring Lake County History -- Thursday, March 10, at 2 p.m.

Lake County is deeply rooted in the history of our nation and rich in stories of a changing landscape, native peoples and transition and invention. This overview of Lake County by Diana Dretske of the Lake County Discovery Museum will focus on exploration, settlement and development from the 17th century to the mid-20th century. Dretske will highlight the controversial placement of the county seat, legend of the lotus and other little-known stories.

* What's in a Name? -- Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m.

With more than 500 place names associated with the county's communities, this presentation by Dretske delves into the origins of names in terms of the individuals and events that shaped them. …