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Along the highways and byways of our State

Along the highways and byways of...

Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky...

Along the highways and byways of our State

Along the highways and byways of our State

Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky along Prairie State highways.  (photo by William Furry)
Open for Bicentennial visitors

Open for Bicentennial visitors

Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins...

Open for Bicentennial visitors

Open for Bicentennial visitors

Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins built this home as a wedding present for his bride, Elizabeth Anderson.  He served as first President of the Village Board for...
A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River...

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of...

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of Waters, giving pause to travelers along its Illinois banks.  (photo by Mark Flotow)

 

Today in history

11/22/1911

Alfred Tennyson Dickens, son of Charles Dickens, visits East St. Louis, Belleville and Lebanon, stopping at the "Looking Glass Prairie," which his father had visited in 1842.

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Historical Markers

Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

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Are you an event organizer? Got an event you want on our Bicentennial calendar? Use the form below to submit it and after a quick review it'll be added to our events calendar. The form captures much more than just Bicentennial events though so please add any of your regular events, just select accordingly. The goal is to add events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois' rich history. Get involved and help us fill our calendar and get the word out about events in your area.

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Latest News & Upcoming Events

September - October 2017

September - October 2017
The coming of autumn conjures up memories of an America that
was and our connections to our state’s past. 
Visiting Shiloh Cemetery, the burial place of Thomas and Sarah Bush
Lincoln, leads to a reflection on the mortality of our ancestors, and
ultimately, to our own mortality.    Cemeteries are not so much a place to bury
the dead as they are a place where the once-living have finally settled down.  So it is with the stories passed down to us
over the years as we find our own way to pay tribute to the past by sharing the
tales in our turn.

Each of the 102 counties that make up Illinois has a wealth
of heritage to share with visitors and residents.  Whether we are selecting the perfect pumpkin
or biting into a crisp apple newly picked from the orchard, it is the time of
year when we can savor some of the harvest bounty of our state. 

With the September/October, 2017 Illinois Heritage embarks on a third decade of stories unique to
the Prairie State.  Share your Heritage.

Holidays at the White House: A Presidential Christmas

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Just like families across the world, First Families celebrate the holidays in their own special ways. This exhibit, using materials from the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Clinton and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries and Museums, gives a glimpse of how some of our Presidents and their loved ones enjoyed the holidays in the White House. From family photos to White House invitations, from Christmas cards to colorful decorations for the tree, these treasured items from presidential collections give us a taste of what it is like to celebrate this joyous season with America’s First Families.

Exhibit is open November 17-January 7.

Fun Frosty Friday

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

  • 11/24/2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Category: Events
The 3rd Annual Fun Frosty Friday is just around the corner!
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum invites you to join us the day after Thanksgiving to jump start your Holiday Adventures! This FREE family event will start the holiday season off right for your entire family. Fun Frosty Friday has expanded campus wide this year!

“Golden Memories” Christmas Candlelight Tours–C.H. Moore Homestead

DeWitt County Museum Association

  • 11/24/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Category: Events
“Golden Memories” Christmas Candlelight Tours–C.H. Moore Homestead
Each year, during the holiday season, the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum is decorated in full Victorian splendor, illuminated by candles, and filled with music. For many it has become a treasured Christmas tradition. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the DeWitt County Museum Association, this year’s theme is “Golden Memories.”

Pierre Menard Home Annual Christmas Festival

Hosted by Pierre Menard Home 2015

  • 12/1/2017 9:30 AM - 12/3/2017 1:30 PM
  • Category: Events
Pierre Menard Home Annual Christmas Festival
Come celebrate Christmas in a 19th century tradition. Tours of the decorated Pierre Menard Home will be available all three days; a special Evening Celebration will be held on Saturday between 5-10 p.m.; and a Children’s Program will be held on Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Period dress is encouraged but not required.
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