This March–April issue of Illinois Heritage
highlights the recognition of thirty Illinois churches and synagogues that have been in continuous fellowship for 150 years or more. Currently, more than 200 churches and synagogues have been recognized by the ISHS.
The Bicentennial Year is well underway with many special events planned by local historical societies, libraries, government agencies and other community organizations. As an individual, consider reading one or more books listed in the Illinois Classics: A Bicentennial Reading List
, a twelve-month reading list that includes novels, nonfictional works, and poetry, all by Illinois authors and expressive of the Illinois experience.
This issue expresses not only the variety of interests in the state, but what is important at different periods in our state’s history.
|Table of Contents|
- To our readers
- President's message
- ISHS News (sample article)
- The honor roll
- Forgotten voices: Life in Prairie Land: Eliza Farnham's early Illinois memoir
- Bicentennial Timetable: March-April
- A century of distinction: Among the nation's top ten winningest high school basketball teams, Illinois has four
- Bicentennial books; What are you reading for the next 200 years
- Great is thy faithfulness: 2018 Sesquicentennial House of Worship celebration
- Past lessons: 100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for being undocumented (sample article)
- Real tinsel: How Lucille Langhanke of Quincy became Mary Astor of the Silver Screen
- The Prairie State at 200: Comprehensive Illinois bicentennial exhibition opens at Peoria Riverfront Museum (sample article)