Flagg Township Museum welcomes Illinois humanities speaker Oct. 9

Ernest M. Whiteman III, Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer and media educator, will present the program “No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media” on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at the museum. The program is free and open to the public.

ROCHELLE – Ernest M. Whiteman III, Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer and media educator, will present the program “No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media” on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at the museum. The program is free and open to the public.

Whiteman is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar, part of the speaker’s bureau of the organization. The presentation is loosely structured as a three-part magic act, reflecting the ideology of a lived experience. Whiteman is the director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. a non-profit film festival supporting Native American directors of all skill levels. He teaches an upper-level communications course, Native Americans in Media at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, and is a teaching artist with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education. Whiteman’s talk at the museum is in conjunction with a new exhibit, “Home – Then and Now” that will be on display during October and November in the museum.

This event is made possible through the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, which invites Illinois authors, artists and educators to share their expertise and enthusiasm with people throughout the state, enabling local nonprofit organizations to present free-admission cultural programs to their communities. The Road Scholars Speakers Bureau consists of presentations exploring Illinois history.

The Flagg Township Museum is located at 518 Fourth Ave. in Rochelle. The mission is to stimulate interest in Flagg Township history through education, research, collection and preservation of information for the benefit of the public of today and in the future.

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