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The Al Cine Place

The Al Cine Place

During the typhoid fever epidemic of 1915, the folks seen here rallied...

The Al Cine Place

The Al Cine Place

During the typhoid fever epidemic of 1915, the folks seen here rallied to the Cline family's aid by helping to harvest their corn corp.
Changing the way farming was done

Changing the way farming was done

Though steam power changed the way farming was done, it takes many...

Changing the way farming was done

Changing the way farming was done

Though steam power changed the way farming was done, it takes many hands working together to bring in the harvest.
Jacksonville Steam Show

Jacksonville Steam Show

Steam power revolutionized farming in the 19th century, plowing the...

Jacksonville Steam Show

Jacksonville Steam Show

Steam power revolutionized farming in the 19th century, plowing the way to Illinois's agriculture future.

 

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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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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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Annual Awards Luncheon and Presentation of Awards

Annual Awards Luncheon and Presentation of Awards

Springfield, IL
Lincoln Land Community College

Illinois History Symposium to focus on commemoration of WWI and Suffrage in Illinois

"1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage," April 20-22 at Lincoln Land Community College, Trutter Center

Illinois History Symposium to focus on commemoration of WWI and Suffrage in Illinois

The 2017 Illinois History Symposium, “1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage,” co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) and Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), will be held at LLCC April 20-22, 2017, in the Trutter Center. More than 25 papers, panels, and presentations will be made during the 2-day event, which will include such topics as the music, art, and literature of the war years, as well as the influenza epidemic, researching your WWI ancestor, and Illinois women on the homefront.

The 2017 Illinois History Symposium is open to the public and registration is required. Click "Read More" for schedule and registration.

2017 Illinois History Symposium

  • 4/20/2017 - 4/22/2017
  • Category: Events
2017 Illinois History Symposium

Theme: 1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage
Springfield, IL
Lincoln Land Community College

'Farmerettes and Factory Inspectors'

Women's roles in Illinois during World War I: April 13, Macomb

Sponsored by the Friends of the Macomb Public Library

Illinois World War I commemorations

  • 21 March 2017
  • Category: Events
A directory of Illinois events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I 
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