AGS Illinois Chapter

illinoisAGSWhat do a fervent abolitionist, the long-unburied Alton Mummy, the tallest person in recorded history and "The Grandmother of Agitators" have in common? They are all subjects that you will hear about at our upcoming meeting! Doors open at 9:00 for registration and goodies, speakers begin at 9:30. We will break for lunch, with a little extra time to explore the museum or get your picture taken across the street with the life-sized statue of Robert Wadlow, who stood 8 feet, 11.2 inches tall before his death at the age of 22. At 1:00, we will be meeting at the Alton City Cemetery for a guided tour, followed by more exploring at Alton National Cemetery, the Confederate Soldiers' monument and Upper Alton Cemetery, where Wadlow is buried. The Mother Jones monument is a short 50 minutes away in Mount Olive if you'd like to stop there on your way home....join us for fun, food (I hear John has a new recipe or two!) and photos, we'd love to see you all there!