The earliest non-native settlers to the land that is now the Village of Glencoe came from England, Germany, and Sweden. They were followed by groups of African Americans, Italians, and Jews. From its earliest days, Glencoe has been a home to cultural diversity that has shaped the community’s development throughout its 150-year history.
This Sesquicentennial program, presented in partnership with the Glencoe Historical Society, explores the origins of immigration to Glencoe from the perspective of historical fact and family lore. Our panel of presenters includes representatives from families that have resided in Glencoe for as many as seven generations. Please join us as the group shares Glencoe memories and discusses the unique cultural aspects that make Glencoe what it is today.