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Native American robes topic of talk

CLINTON — Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton will host an event in November to explore the mystery behind four painted-hide robes associated with the native peoples of Illinois that are locked away in a museum in Paris, France.

The program “Illinois Hieroglyphics: A Detective Story from Early Illinois Indigenous History” is set for 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the library. The speaker will be historian Bob Morrissey, associate professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

To celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial and Veterans Day, local military history items from the library’s archives will be on display during the event, and veterans in attendance will be recognized.

The event is free, but advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, call at 217-935-5174.

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