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Highland hosts community unveiling of Jane Addams display wall

The public is invited to the unveiling of the Jane Addams Display Wall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 on the second floor of the Marvin-Burt Liberal Arts Center at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.


Addams was born in Cedarville, Ill., in 1860 and died in 1935. She is buried in the Cedarville Cemetery. She was the eighth of nine children born to an eight-term Illinois state senator. Her father also ran a mill in Cedarville, was President of Freeport Second National Bank and counted President Abraham Lincoln as one of his friends. Jane Addams received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rockford College in 1882, where she met the first of many women who became co-founders, collaborators, and funders of her initiatives. Some of these women became residents of Hull House in Chicago.


The event is hosted by Kay Ostberg, an English instructor at Highland Community College. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Kay Ostberg at or call 815-599-3533.