Glen Ellyn Historical Society to present Gettysburg program

GLEN ELLYN – The Glen Ellyn Historical Society will continue its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a program on the Battle of Gettysburg.

The program will be led by local historian and teacher Bob Ward, who will take audience members on a tour of the famous battle. Ward will speak about the ties between Glen Ellyn's history and the battle's.

The program will take place at 2 p.m. July 14 at the Glen Ellyn Historical Center, 800 N. Main St. Tickets are available at that location prior to the event and on the day of the program. Tickets cost $10 for Historical Society members, $12 for non-members and $5 for students.

As a representative of the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Ward previously presented a lecture on “American Firepower in the Normandy Campaign June 1944." He is now writing a book titled “The 24 Trees," which tells the story of a small Illinois high school and its losses during WWII.