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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State

Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"

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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"
Edited by David W. Scott, with a foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod

Culled from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society’s 110-year archive of scholarship, this volume of more than thirty articles illuminates the colorful episodes, meaningful events, and significant characters in the rich history of Illinois. Selected by committee and edited by David W. Scott, A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State celebrates the state’s two-hundred-year history with a broad scope of voices and perspective.

A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State

Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"

Elaine Evans 0 386 Article rating: 4.0
A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"
Edited by David W. Scott, with a foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod

Culled from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society’s 110-year archive of scholarship, this volume of more than thirty articles illuminates the colorful episodes, meaningful events, and significant characters in the rich history of Illinois. Selected by committee and edited by David W. Scott, A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State celebrates the state’s two-hundred-year history with a broad scope of voices and perspective.

UIS Speaker Series explores the impact of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948

Co-sponsored by the UIS History Department, Lithuanian-American Club of Central Illinois and the Illinois State Historical Society.

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The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will host a panel discussion exploring the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, which gave European refugees the ability to immigrate to the U.S. following World War II. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

100 Most Valuable Documents at the Illinois State Archives: An Online Exhibit

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In honor of the Illinois bicentennial, Illinois State Archives staff has compiled a list of the 100 most valuable documents housed in its collection. The Illinois State Archives is the repository of all official Illinois government documents of permanent value. More than 75,000 cubic feet of paper, microfilm, photographs and audio and film recordings are housed in the Margaret Cross Norton Building on the capitol complex in Springfield. Paper records date back before 1818 statehood and include governors' correspondence, public acts, departmental histories, census records, military records, election results and more.

Illinois Humanities Announces Second Round of “Forgotten Illinois” Grants

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Illinois Humanities announced today the second round of grants as part of the “Forgotten Illinois” initiative, which is meant to help celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial in 2018 and to spark curiosity about Illinois history and its implications for our state’s present and future. The program is carried out in partnership with the Illinois State Historical Society.

DEKALB Ag Historical Marker Dedication

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DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association (DAAHA) today announced plans to dedicate on September 11 an ISHS historical marker recognizing yet another example of local agricultural innovation that has had national and international ramifications.  The marker recognizes the transformative impact on global agriculture of DeKalb AgResearch, aka, DEKALB Genetics Corporation. The company’s early and sustained success in the development and commercialization of hybrid seed corn, and later in the development and commercialization of other crop seeds and animals, helped to transform agriculture and with it, the livelihoods of countless people.

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpreters to Focus on "Quincy’s Greatest Day"

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Advisory Board, Quincy

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Abraham Lincoln and  Stephen A. Douglas portrayals and a speech by the National Park Service’s Lincoln Home historian on the evening of October 11 will celebrate Quincy’s observance of the 160th anniversary of what some local historians call the city’s greatest day.

On October 13, 1858, the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Quincy drew more than 12,000 people from three states to Quincy’s Washington Park. That sixth of the seven debates was for Lincoln the “turning point” in his campaign to win Douglas’s U.S. senate seat. It was in Quincy that Lincoln “took off the gloves” in his contest with Douglas. 

The Norway Building Historical Marker Dedication

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Join the Illinois State Historical Society and the kingdom of Norway at the unveiling of a new ISHS historical marker to commemorate the "Norway Building," at noon on Saturday, August 25, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The Norway Building, modeled after the Norwegian stave churches of the Middle Ages, is one of the few buildings from the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in original condition and the only one to return to its country of origin. The historical marker commemorates the location of the Norway Building at the Exhibition, and chronicles its history in the US and Norway. 
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