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An 18th century cradle (pictured), displayed as part of the Pre-1850 early Will County Exhibit at the Will County Historical Museum and Research Center in Lockport, was brought along by the canal workers. Photos by Abhinanda Datta/ 22ndCentury Media
Cornhusk dolls (pictured) were popular among American Indian children in pre-1850 Will County.
Abhinanda Datta, Assistant Editor
3:44 am CDT August 20, 2019

Most people are entranced by the romance of great historical events such as the Civil War, but very few are in the know about the history of the region they belong to, said Sandy Vasko, museum director at the Will County Historical Museum and Research Center in Lockport.

As she researched artefacts, she realized that each of those have a unique story to tell. With an aim to educate the residents, Vasko curated the Pre-1850 Early Will County exhibit at the museum that opened in May, and will be on display through February 2020.