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  • VIP Night With Douglas Brinkley
    4/12/2019 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

    VIP Night With Douglas Brinkley

    Noted historian Douglas Brinkley visits to discuss his latest book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race. Brinkley, a presidential historian and contributor to CNN and the New York Times will take the audience from Kennedy's 1961 vow to put a man on the moon to the successful landing in 1969.

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  • Three-I Baseball & Forgotten Voices of Illinois
    4/30/2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Three-I Baseball & Forgotten Voices of Illinois

    Bill Kemp, archivist and librarian at the McLean County Museum of History, will explore the Three-I professional baseball league (Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League) and how it shaped the history of professional sports in the Midwest from 1920-1940.

    Dr. John Hallwas, award-winning author and editor of more than two dozen books related to Illinois history and literature, and professor emeritus of English at Western Illinois University, will present "Forgotten Voices: Six Illinois Authors You Need to Know".

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  • Illinois History Day
    5/2/2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Illinois History Day

    Illinois History Day (IHD) is a state-wide program for students grades 6-12 who are interested in building research skills while learning about their state’s history. Students will present their research at regional contests across the state. Those who receive a superior ribbon at their regional will present their projects at the state competition hosted in Springfield in May. 

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