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  • 57th Annual Corn Fest at Charter Oak School
    8/4/2018 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    57th Annual Corn Fest at Charter Oak School

    Good Food, Good Fun and a Good Cause at 57th Annual Corn Fest!

    If good food, good music and a good time are on your to-do list don't miss the 57th Annual Corn Fest at the historic eight-sided, one-room Charter Oak School, Saturday, August 4th near Schuline, Illinois. The Randolph County Historical Society will prepare a feast of fried chicken, sliced tomatoes, all you can eat corn on the cob (on-site), Indian Corn Pudding, ice cream, and beverage. Serving begins at 4 p.m. The festivities include period music, school tours, and a country store with fresh home baked goods, home canned goods and fresh garden produce available for purchase. 
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  • 1818: A Frontier is Forged
    8/12/2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    1818: A Frontier is Forged

    When the State of Illinois was established, what is now McHenry County was unchartered and was inhabited primarily by Native Americans, trappers and traders. Join us as we celebrate the 200th birthday of our state and meet the adventurers who explored and surveyed our land, making it safe for settlers to arrive in the following decades.
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  • Original Illinois Civil War Flags
    8/16/2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Original Illinois Civil War Flags

    Original Illinois Civil War Flags presented by Bill Lear, curator of Illinois State Military Museum.
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  • Eastland Disaster
    8/16/2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Eastland Disaster

    Come share the history and life stories of Chicago's Greatest Tragedy. The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago. On July 24, 1915 before the Eastland cast off its lines from the wharf area near the Clark Street Bridge, it rolled into the Chicago River with over 2,500 passengers and crew members on board. In just minutes, 844 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families. This presentation will include a compelling first-hand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, a video interview of ABC's Ron Magers interviewing several survivors, and dozens of photographs. 
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  • Bishop Hill Chautauqua
    8/25/2018 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Bishop Hill Chautauqua

    One hundred years ago, the great nations of the world agreed to an armistice that ended World War I, the war to end all wars. The 6th Annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua will commemorate The Great War with guest appearances from the major players, including Winston Churchill, General “Black Jack” Pershing, and President Herbert Hoover. 
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  • Illinois History Forum–Lincoln the Lawyer
    9/6/2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Illinois History Forum–Lincoln the Lawyer

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library invites you to take part in the 2018 Illinois History Forum.

    Please join us on September 6 for a book discussion on Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln by George R. Dekle, Sr.

    Moderator: George R. Dekle, Sr., Lawyer and former Florida Assistant State’s Attorney

    All discussions begin at noon and are free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
    Multipurpose Room
    112 North Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL 62701 (Map
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  • Prairie Days (Civil War too)
    9/8/2018 10:00 AM - 9/9/2018 3:00 PM

    Prairie Days (Civil War too)

    Join us for Prairie Days at the Christian County Historical Society & Museum. Enjoy period demonstrators, Civil War discussions, artisans, vendors, live music, tours of the historical buildings, butter churning, candle dipping, food, fun and games. 
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