Lewis University opens history center
November 20, 2011 6:46PM
Updated: December 22, 2011 8:07AM
ROMEOVILLE — Lewis University’s History Center and the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau held a ribbon cutting Nov. 16 at the historic Fitzpatrick House, located across from the university’s main campus on Route 53.
The event celebrated the Fitzpatrick House as the new site for the Lewis University History Center and the Heritage Corridor CVB.
Dennis Cremin, Director of the center and associate professor of history, welcomed guests to view the new display of historic photographs and panel exhibit which tells a story of the development of the I & M Canal and its historical significance to the development of the region.
Brother James Gaffney, Lewis president, spoke of the new partnership with the Heritage Corridor CVB and the relocation of the center and special historic collections to the Fitzpatrick House.
Romeoville Mayor John Noak presented Robert Navarro, president/CEO of CVB, with a plaque symbolizing the community’s welcome.
Along the old Route 66, the Fitzpatrick House is a place to learn more about the area’s history through the Adelmann Collection.
Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
More information is available at www.HeritageCorridorCVB.com.