Illinois reflected through music

MENDOTA – “From Prairie to Farm to city: Music to Commemorate Illinois’s Bicentennial” will be presented at the Graves-Hume Public Library on April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The music in this presentation, performed by singer and hammered dulcimer player, Phil Passen, reflects the story of Illinois, which has been shaped not only by its land and natural features – the prairies, lakes, and rivers – but also by the many cultures that have flourished her: those of Native Americans, French, Germans, African Americans, Latin Americans, and numerous others. This program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council. Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly. Please call the library at (815) 538-5142 to sign-up.