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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

9/20/1965

WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting.

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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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    Please use the form below to submit your article/event for consideration to be added to the Illinois State Historical Society website.  Upon review it, you will be emailed the status of the article and possibly asked for additional information.  If approved we will post your article on our news roll and/or calendar of events.

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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.

Walking Tour: Downtown Wilmette

Wilmette Historical Museum

  • 9/24/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Category: Events
Join John Jacoby, Wilmette Beacon columnist and former Village President, for a guided walking tour of downtown Wilmette. Hear about interesting examples of early 20th-century commercial architecture as well as some of the people and businesses associated with them.

Free for members, $5 non-members. Advance registration required: please call or email the Museum. 

Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 853-7666
museum@wilmette.com


Sop-Ho-Kab Historical Marker Dedication

East Dubuque Lions Club and Foundation

  • 9/30/2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Category: Events
The East Dubuque Lions Club and Foundation and the Illinois State Historical Society is pleased to announce the dedication of the Sop-Ho-Kab historical marker on September 30 at the East Dubuque Public Library, 122 Wisconsin Avenue, East Dubuque (Map).

Echoes of Yesteryear: A Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery

Sangamon County Historical Society

  • 10/1/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Category: Events
Some of Springfield's most important historical figures and colorful individuals who are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery will be depicted through creative presentations by actors in period costume. 

The Women of Illinois Route 66

Madison County Historical Society

  • 10/1/2017 2:00 PM
  • Category: Events
Join Cheryl Eichar Jett as she presents a program on the bold women who became part of the Illinois legend of Route 66. The women of Illinois Route 66 included entrepreneurs who ran theaters, ballrooms, motels, and restaurants as well as many divergent personalities and talents from the adventurous Gypsy Coeds to the crusading Mother Jones. 
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