the record of past events relating to a particular people, country, period, etc.

A pioneer woman re-enactor demonstrates her
craft on the spinning wheel during School Days
at the I&M Canal Rendezvous.

The Civic Center Authority is committed to the development of the historic resources of the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor in our area.

The Civic Center Authority works to preserve our historic heritage through the following projects and events:

   The Chicago Portage National Historic Site....Chicago's "Plymouth Rock"

   The I&M Canal Rendezvous....a step back into the time of the Fur Trade Era

   Friends of the Chicago Portage....working together to interpret and preserve our National Historic Site