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  • Rochester and the State Capitol
    3/29/2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Rochester and the State Capitol

    Raymond and Pamela Bruzan, teachers, writers, environmentalists and community boosters from Rochester, will present Cotton, Violins, and Shots in the Night: A Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois. Presenting How the 6th Illinois Capitol Stayed in Springfield will be Mark Sorensen, Macon County Historian, former assistant director of the Illinois State Archives and past president of the Illinois State Historical Society.
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  • Peorians Who Changed the World
    3/29/2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Peorians Who Changed the World

    Join us for a special panel discussion about Peorians who changed the way people think and advanced society globally - from Betty Friedan to Richard Pryor - by the Peoria Journal Star journalists who interviewed and covered them! Our local journalists have been on the beat through the years as the ultimate daily keepers of our Peoria area history. This event, moderated by Journal Star Executive Editor, Dennis Anderson, provides an opportunity for public Q&A on these world-changing Peorians. 
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  • From Prairie to Sustainable U
    5/2/2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    From Prairie to Sustainable U

    Tom Wood, Archivist, University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), will present From Prairie to University, and provide a storied look back at the physical infrastructure development of the University. Dr. Megan Styles, assistant professor of environmental studies, will present on the history and social challenges of the sustainability movement, sustainable development and on sustainability initiatives at UIS.
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