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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Annual Croatian Dinner & Concert

Croation Lodges of Fulton County

VFW Post 1984, Canton

Croatian Lodges of Fulton County will host their annual dinner and cultural concert on Sunday, September 15 at the VFW Post 1984, 1200 S. Fifth Avenue in Canton.  T.S. Ravnica, a group of tamburashi musicians from Osijek, Croatia, will return to Canton with guest vocalist Zeljko Loncaric-Zec. Ravnica first performed at Canton in 1997.  Canton is just one stop on the tour traveling through Midwestern United States sponsored by the Croatian Fraternal Union of America headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Illinois French Creole History and Culture

Peoria Public Library

Dennis Stroughmatt is known for transporting people to an Illinois they’ve never known, our French Creole roots.

With ancient folktales, haunting ballads and foot-stomping fiddle tunes, Stroughmatt returns us to our past.  

His work is archived at the Library of Congress, and he has performed at the Kennedy Center during the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

He is also one of 20 people in the world who still speak the specific dialect that was Illinois’ first foreign tongue – after the Native Americans but before the English.

Free and open to the public.