Scottish American History Forum
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: The Wee Apollo: Music of the Scottish Enlightenment
Speaker: Tim MacDonald, Professional Violinist and Fiddler

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "Tommy's Honor"
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "Tommy's Honor"

Don’t miss dinner and a movie with friends!

Tommy's Honour is a 2016 historical drama film depicting the lives and careers of, and the complex relationship between, the pioneering Scottish golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris. The film is directed by Jason Connery, and the father and son are portrayed by Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden. The film won Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards.

Free to attend. No RSVP required. Donations welcome.

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Scottish American History Forum
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Scottish Migration to U.S.
Speaker: Bruce S. Allardice, J.D., Instructor Social & Behavioral Science, History, Political Science, South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Scottish American History Forum
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Alexander MacKenzie - Exploration of Canada from Montreal to the Pacific (1793-94)
Speaker: Dennis P. Johnson

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Move Night: "The Untouchables"
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Move Night: "The Untouchables"

The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book of the same name (1957). The film stars Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery, and follows Eliot Ness (Costner) as he forms the Untouchables team to bring Al Capone (De Niro) to justice during Prohibition. The Grammy Award-winning score was composed by Ennio Morricone and features period music by Duke Ellington.

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Scottish American History Forum
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: The Scottish Home – Perspectives from the Architect: William Bryce Mundie
Speaker: David Dastur, Principal, and Lupe Casimiro, Project Architect, Jensen and Halstead

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "MacFarland USA"
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "MacFarland USA"

McFarland, USA  is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Niki Caro, produced by Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray, written by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson with music composed by Antônio Pinto. Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a mainly Latino high school in McFarland, California, the film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school's coach, who leads the team to win a state championship.

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Scottish American History Forum
Jul
6
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Edinburgh Travel Log
Speaker:Bill G. MacLeod, Illinois Saint Andrew Society Board of Governor

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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 Scottish American History Forum
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Scottish American Hall of Fame (Continued)
Speaker: Bess Schulmeister, Vice President, Scottish American Genealogy Group

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "House of Mirth"
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "House of Mirth"

The House of Mirth is a 2000 drama film written and directed by Terence Davies. An adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth, the film stars Gillian Anderson. It is an international co-production between the United Kingdom, Germany, and United States.

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Scottish American History Forum
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Celtic Scotland and the Gaelic Kings
Speaker: Don Morrison, Civil Engineer, Chair, Scottish Festival and Highland Games British Car Show

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "A Shot At Glory"
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "A Shot At Glory"

A Shot at Glory is a film by Michael Corrente starring Robert Duvall and the Scottish football player Ally McCoist. It had limited commercial and critical success. The film features the fictional Scottish football club Kilnockie FC, based on a North of Scotland Highland Football League club, as they attempt to reach their first ever Scottish Cup Final. The final game is against Rangers.

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Scottish American History Forum
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Robert Burns Hutchinson
Speaker: Recorded DVD - Presented by Wayne Rethford – March 2006

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "Geordie"
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "Geordie"

Geordie (released in the United States as Wee Geordie) is a 1955 British film directed and co-produced by Frank Launder, with Bill Travers in the title role as a Scotsman who becomes an athlete and competes at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne.

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Scottish American History Forum
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Row In St. Andrews – Charge Waste of Funds
Speaker: Recorded DVD - Presented by Wayne Rethford – February 2006

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "A Man Called Peter"
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "A Man Called Peter"

A Man Called Peter is a 1955 American drama film directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Todd. The film is based on the life of preacher Peter Marshall, who served as Chaplain of the United States Senate and pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC before his early death. It is adapted from the 1951 biography of the same name, written by his widow Catherine Marshall.

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Scottish American History Forum
Jan
4
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: The June Steele Scottish-American Museum Collection
Speaker: Recorded DVD - Presented by Wayne Rethford – February 2005

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "Finding Forester"
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "Finding Forester"

Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant. In the film, a black teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), is invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester (Sean Connery), through whom he refines his talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity.

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Scottish American History Forum
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Scotland’s Monarchs, From MacBeth to Elizabeth
Speaker: Bruce S. Allardice, J.D., Instructor Social & Behavioral Science, History, Political Science, South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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2019 Chicago Scots Robert Burns Tribute
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Chicago Scots Robert Burns Tribute

Chicago Scots will celebrate the life of Scottish poet, Robert Burns, January 30 at Martyrs'. The evening promises plenty of poetry, song, bagpipes and Scottish fun. Toasts will be raised to the Haggis, the Lads and Lassies and the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. The fun continues after the Burns celebration as Scottish-American band, John Ballantynes Crazy Heart (featuring Chicago Scots president, Gus Noble) perform their brand of house-rockin' honky-tonk.

The oldest charity in Illinois, the Chicago Scots organize events and initiatives to entertain, educate and promote Scottish culture - including the Scottish Festival & Highland Games, which in 2018 featured the largest bagpiping championship in North America. Chicago Scots supports Caledonian Senior Living & Memory Care, a unique senior living community nestled peacefully in the forest preserve just a few miles from downtown Chicago.

No RSVP required, free admission

Burns Tribute Toasts $100 Donation

Purchase a Burns Tribute Toast to be made by Toast Masters Gus Noble, President, Chicago Scots & Jack Crombie, Board of Governors, Chicago Scots. Two ways to reserve your toast. Contact Erin Vlnicka at Chicago Scots, 708-426-7127 or donate online. Make sure to include “Burns Tribute Toast” and your name in the comments section. Every donor will be recognized whether in attendance or not.

Upcoming Regional Burns Events

Rockford Burns Club, Cliffbreakers - Saturday, January 19th

Peckish Pig in Evanston - Tuesday, January 22nd

Nicht Wi Burns, Oak Lawn - Saturday, January 26th

Celtic Knot, Evanston - Sunday, January 27th

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Scottish American History Forum
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: 2018 Hogmanay and the Latest from Scotland
Speaker: Connie Nestor, Scottish American History Forum Chair, and Tartan Times Writer

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Scottish American History Forum
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: History of the Chicago Stock Yard Kilty Band
Speaker: Dan O’Brien, Drum Corporal, Band Historian and Luke McKee, Band Piper

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Kirkin O' Tartan
Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Kirkin O' Tartan

Wear or bring your family tartan to have them blessed, while enjoying traditional Scottish bagpipe music. We welcome everyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination. If you haven’t got your own tartan, we’ll be happy to provide a square of the Chicago Scots’ tartan. which is also the official tartan of the people of Illinois.

Everyone is welcome.

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Scottish American History Forum
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: Genealogy of the McLane Family and Our History of Military Service
Speaker: Bill McLane, Urbana, IL

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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Movie Night: "Kidnapped"
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night: "Kidnapped"

Don’t miss dinner and a movie with friends!

In 18th century Scotland, young David Balfour (James MacArthur) is directed by his recently deceased father's letter to go to the House of Shaws, where he is greeted without much enthusiasm by his miserly uncle Ebenezer (John Laurie). An attempt to arrange a fatal accident makes it clear that Ebenezer has no affection for his nephew. Since David is not sufficiently on his guard, he accompanies Ebenezer to a meeting with a seafaring business associate, Captain Hoseason (Bernard Lee). The captain lures David aboard his ship and shanghais him, at Ebenezer's instigation.

Free to attend. No RSVP required. Donations welcome.

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Scottish American History Forum
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Scottish American History Forum

Join us for this month's Scottish American History Forum. This event is free to all and refreshments will be served. RSVP is not required.

Topic: James Begg and the Foundation of the Free Church
Speaker: Iain Wright, PhD, Pastor, Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Orland Park, Illinois

For additional information, please contact Connie Nestor: constancenestor@comcast.net or 708-404-4724.

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