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Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Announces 2013 Spring Cultural Events
Series of Lectures, Workshops, and Theatrical Performances Headline Line Up

 CHICAGO, February 8, 2013 – Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens has announced its spring 2013 cultural events series, which this year celebrates a combination of black history, women’s history, and American history with theatrical performances and lectures that are open to the public.

In honor of Black History Month, Cuneo presents Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe, a one-woman performance by Paddy Lynn, professional actress and storyteller, and produced by the Kirk Players. In addition to the performance, a Q&A session will follow. Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe will take place on Sunday, February 24, at 2 p.m., and tickets are available at https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=kirk or by calling 847.521.6192.

Cuneo also plans to celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March by presenting Letters from Oregon Trail. Through a unique combination of theater and storytelling, two actresses recreate one family’s amazing journey westward in 1853. Letters from Oregon Trail will take place on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m., and tickets are available at https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=kirk or by calling 847.521.6192.

Other featured events this spring include the Weekend on Art and Architecture of Cuneo Mansion and Gardens on March 9 and 10, at 2 p.m., and the Matthew Brady and Civil War Photography Lecture, delivered by Amanda Graue, education coordinator at Cuneo Mansion, and Laura Johns, a public history graduate student at Loyola University Chicago, on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m.

Other scheduled events include:

Northwest Cultural Council Poetry Workshop
Sunday, February 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Attendees will be treated to readings by The Second Saturday Poetry Workshop and receive a tour of the Cuneo Mansion. Deborah Nodler Rosen, author and editor of Rhino, and Mary Jo Willis, retired chair of Harper College Performing Arts, will read the event’s featured poems.

Great Lakes Naval Station Lecture
Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m.

Come and learn about the role our Great Lakes have played in 20th-century American history in this lecture by Therese Gonzalez, Great Lakes Naval Station museum specialist.

Meet Emily Dickinson
Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at this one-woman performance that honors Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most prolific poets. Whether you’re a poet yourself, a fan of Emily’s work, or just love a great story, don’t miss this opportunity to see Emily come to life. Tickets are available at https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=kirk or by calling 847.521.6192.

Chicago and American Civil War Lecture
Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.

The second in a series of lectures on Chicago and the American Civil War, this lecture will be delivered by Theodore Karamanski, PhD, a Loyola University Chicago professor of public history and Civil War scholar.

Who is Citizen Kane? Lecture
Wednesday, May 1, at 2 p.m.

Amanda Graue, education coordinator at Cuneo Mansion, will lecture on William Randolph Hearst, who was a personal friend of John Cuneo Sr., and subject of the film, Citizen Kane.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Exhibition Preview of Martha Weathered and Chicago Couture
Sunday, May 12

Martha Weathered dressed the wealthy women of Chicago for 40 years from her shop in The Drake Hotel. Treat mom to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch and take in a special preview of this exhibition, which includes fabulous clothing installed throughout the Cuneo Mansion.

Gardening in Containers Lecture
Sunday, June 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Stop in and discuss innovative planting and how to make the most of “pots for plants” with Regina Cady, horticulturalist for the Vernon Hills Park District.

For more information about Cuneo Mansion and Gardens spring 2013 cultural events, including admission information, please visit LUC.edu/cuneo. To register for any of these events, please contact Amanda Graue at agraue@luc.edu or 847.362.3042.

About Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens houses the Cuneo family collection of fine antiques, paintings by world-famous artists, tapestries, sculptures, silver, and porcelain. In December 2009, the Cuneo Foundation, the family foundation of John Cuneo Jr. and his wife, Herta, donated Cuneo Mansion and Gardens and its nearly 100 surrounding acres, an extensive collection of art and furnishings, and an in-kind distribution of funds to Loyola University Chicago, establishing the estate under Loyola’s ownership. Since receiving the estate, Loyola has completed a number of renovations and added a meeting and event pavilion for courses, lectures, and special events. In addition to a broad range of cultural events offered throughout the year, the University also offers academic programming on site, continuing Loyola’s commitment to broadening educational opportunities in the greater Chicago area. To learn more about Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, visit LUC.edu/cuneo, “like” us at Facebook.com/cuneomansion, or follow us on Twitter via @CuneoMansion.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Almost 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.




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