Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Presents 2014 Winter Programming
CHICAGO, January 29, 2014 — Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens will open its doors to the local community for a number of events this winter, including performances from local theater group The Kirk Players; a musical performance by guitarist Steve Suvada; and various historical lectures. All events will take place on the grounds of Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens at 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061. More information on the programming can be found below.
Saturday, February 1, 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 2, 2 p.m.
- Performed by local theater group The Kirk Players, Spoon River by Edgar Lee Masters is a collection of short poems that narrate the folk traditions of the fictional small town, Spoon River. Tickets for adults are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children.
Capone & Ness
Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m.
- This lecture features historian Joseph Geringer, who details the government’s fight against the Capone gunmen and highlights their power and influence over Chicago in the 1930s. Admission to this lecture is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m.
- Performed by actress Paddy Lynn, this portrayal of notable abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe provides insight into the life and story behind Stowe’s incredible journey. Tickets to this event for adults and seniors are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and $10 for students and children.
Below Stairs: Meet the Kitchen Maid Whose Memoirs Inspired Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs
Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m.
- This lecture features historian Leslie Goddard portraying Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several English estates throughout the 1920s, and whose memoir inspired popular television series Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. Admission to this event is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Letters from the Oregon Trail
Sunday, March 16, 2 p.m.
- Performed by local theater group The Kirk Players, audience members will relive the triumphs and tribulations of the early pioneers in Letters from the Oregon Trail. Tickets to this event for adults and seniors are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and $10 for students and children.
Steve Suvada, Guitarist
Saturday, March 29, 8 p.m.
- World-renowned classical guitarist Steve Suvada brings his musical skills to Cuneo Mansion and Gardens for a unique and intimate performance. Admission to this event is $25.
Meet Emily Dickinson
Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
- Paddy Lynn, professional storyteller and actress, will tell the story of Emily Dickinson in honor of National Poetry Month. Tickets to this event for adults and seniors are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and $10 for students and children.
For additional information about programming at Loyola’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, or to purchase event tickets, visit LUC.edu/cuneo.
About Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Located in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Loyola University Chicago’s 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 F. Cuneo Jr., 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 offers undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education coursework on site, continuing Loyola’s commitment to broadening educational opportunities in the greater Chicago area. To learn more about Loyola’s 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. More than 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 GraduateSchool. 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 or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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