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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Cubs vs Cardinals

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Vote for your favorite team by visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s newest exhibit in Springfield, Illinois! Take an interactive look at the historic baseball rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. You will learn more about each team’s history and see original relics from the players, managers, broadcasters, and owners who built each franchise.

Historic Churches to be Honored

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The Illinois State Historical Society invites 150-year-old Illinois houses of worship to apply for official recognition as "Illinois Sesquicentennial Churches." Congregations that have continuously met since 1866 or earlier are invited to apply for the designation (synagogues too) through the Society's Sesquicentennial Church program. Applications are available on-line at www.historyillinois.org, or from the Society. Call 217-525-2781 for an application. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2016. Houses of worship will be honored at a special luncheon this fall in Peoria.

UPDATE: Application deadline extended, submit your house of worship today.
Download Application here

Bonnets, Beaus, and Bustles

You're Invited!

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A Civil War-era Fashion Show and Dinner!
When: March 19, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Edwards Place, 700 N. 4th Street, Springfield, IL
Cost: $40 for ISHS members, $50 for non-members. Order tickets by phone at 217-525-2781, or 217-523-2631

Coming April 1st, 2016 the ISHS Annual Tour

Spend a day exploring the neighborhoods of Chicago on the "Immigrant to Elite" Tour

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A day spent in Chicago is a study in contrasts. Discover the contributions made by various ethnic groups. Then, experience the elegant lifestyle attained by successful citizens who became leaders of this community. This is an opportunity to hear the stories and explore the places where they lived and played.

Visit many IMMIGRANT NEIGHBORHOODS and shops in this fun adventure in the windy city. Click "Read More" for a full list of locations and details for this tour and how to signup as a couple or individual.

Annual Funding Appeal

Please make a gift today. Illinois history isn't the same without you!

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Dear friends of the Illinois State Historical Society,

The year 2015 is almost history, but your Society continues its mission “to foster awareness, understanding, research, preservation and recognition of history in Illinois.” With the Illinois bicentennial now only two years away, we look forward to commemorating and celebrating with you two centuries of Prairie State history.

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