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Helping hands for Illinois history

Helping hands for Illinois history

PORTA High School Building Trades students make repairs to the...

Helping hands for Illinois history

Helping hands for Illinois history

PORTA High School Building Trades students make repairs to the birthplace of Edgar Lee Masters
A Sharp Eye on History at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House

A Sharp Eye on History at the...

ISHS Staff at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House in Springfield often...

A Sharp Eye on History at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House

A Sharp Eye on History at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House

ISHS Staff at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House in Springfield often observe turkey vultures roosting on chimneys and in the treetops.  Resident groundhogs should be careful!
Looking for Audubon, Illinois

Looking for Audubon, Illinois

The road from Audubon Cemetery leads to the lost village of Audubon in...

Looking for Audubon, Illinois

Looking for Audubon, Illinois

The road from Audubon Cemetery leads to the lost village of Audubon in Montgomery County, Illinois

 

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Publications

Illinois Heritage is our publication designed to encourage various professional, amateur historians and the general public to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is the scholarly publication with peer-reviewed Journal articles, essays, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest.

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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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Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. Just by shopping you can help support ISHS and our mission. For each of your eligible purchases the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate up to .5% of the purchase price toward ISHS. To find out how to participate and help ISHS using Amazon Smile click "More Info" below.

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Latest News & Upcoming Events

Missouri Conference on History

Call for Papers

  • 3/15/2018 - 3/17/2018
  • Category: Events
The sixtieth annual Missouri Conference on History, hosted by the Missouri State Archives and sponsored by The State Historical Society of Missouri, will be held March 15-16, 2018, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

Paper, panel, and student poster proposals in all fields of history, including public history and historic preservation, are invited. The conference is particularly interested in proposals for complete sessions, including panelists, chair, and commentator.

All proposals should be submitted no later than November 1, 2017.

For more information: http://shsmo.org/mch/

Illinois Stories – UIS Alumni SAGE Society Lunch and Learn Series

  • 11/15/2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Category: Events
Dr. Mark DePue, Director of Oral History, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will present on Illinois Statecraft, a collection of oral histories focused on the personalities, issues and legends which have shaped state and local politics. The Peoria Riverfront Museum (PRM) and Peoria’s storied history as a “distilling city” will be topics discussed by Lottie Phillips, Registrar and Assistant Curator of History of PRM.

Co-sponsors: UIS Alumni SAGE Society, UIS Office of Advancement, UIS Chancellor, and The Illinois State Historical Society

Transcending Borders – UIS Alumni SAGE Society Lunch and Learn Series

  • 10/17/2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Category: Events
Dr. Hilary Frost, UIS Associate Professor and Chair, Global Studies program, will present on globalization and the international influences shaping educational experiences and expectations. Discussing the international and cultural nourishment needs of students, staff and guests from around the globe will be Executive Chef Howard Seidel and Culinary Instructor/Food Expert Randy Williams. A special international themed buffet is planned. 

Co-sponsors: UIS Alumni SAGE Society, UIS Office of Advancement, UIS Chancellor, and The Illinois State Historical Society

Archaeological Treasures – UIS Alumni SAGE Society Lunch and Learn Series

  • 9/28/2017 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Category: Events
Dr. Lynn Fisher, UIS Associate Professor, will discuss her archaeological research and how the treasures uncovered lead to understanding human evolution. Presenting on new archaeological research and recent discoveries in central Illinois and the Midwest will be Dr. Terrance Martin, Curator Emeritus of the Illinois State Museum and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University.

Co-sponsors: UIS Alumni SAGE Society, UIS Office of Advancement, UIS Chancellor, and The Illinois State Historical Society.

Charity Golf Outing for the Illinois State Historical Society

  • 9/21/2017 1:00 PM
  • Category: Events
Charity Golf Outing for the Illinois State Historical Society
Join us for our first annual golf outing on September 21st at the Rail Golf Course. We will be giving away a cruise in a putt off and many more prizes. Don't miss this one.
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