CARA Spring Meeting with Historian Rima Lunin Schultz

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Twenty-one people met at Mrs. Murphy’s & Sons Irish Bistro in Chicago for CARA’s first "Lunch and Learn" event. The guest speaker was historian Rima Lunin Schultz. She is the co-editor of Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary.  This book was a 10-year exploration of the impact that women had in building Chicago and included extensive research in religious archives. Rima captivated us with her stories and exploration of uncovering the unknown female leaders that built our great city. Rima concluded her talk by saying, “ Religious archives are the historic space and living document of the vocation and spirit of the congregational life.”

Historian Rima Lunin Schultz (center) gives a wonderful talk on the
importance of religious archives

CARA members and other interested parties
gather at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro