Delaware and West Virginia Day is celebrated at the Worlds Columbian Exposition with Governors R. J. Reynolds of Delaware and W. A. MacCorkle of West Virginia present for the festivities. Peach growers from Delaware sent 750 baskets of peaches to be passed out to Fair visitors.
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Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.
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Southern Illinois is nature’s wonderland and in the fall it is magical! Join us as we explore the southeasternmost corner of the state for our fall tour, October 1-3, led by a team of historians and archaeologists. You won’t want to miss this adventure in “Egypt,” where we’ll explore the Shawnee National Forest, historic and prehistoric landmarks, the Garden of Gods, and sites associated with early industry, the Civil War, and the Underground Railroad. We’ll also be lodging at the San Damiano Retreat Center, a beautiful hideaway on the cliffs above the Ohio River. This ISHS Fall Tour is the one you’ve been waiting for!
Help us celebrate the Illinois businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities that have achieved their centennial (or more) milestones this year at the 35th Annual Centennial Business Awards Luncheon.
Lewis and Clark Community College, the City of Alton, and the Illinois State Historical Society cordially invite you to attend the reveal of hidden history with an official Illinois State Historical Society marker on the site in Alton, Illinois, where the first soybeans were planted in the State of Illinois in 1851.
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2019 Federation of Genealogical Societies Family History Conference
The Federation of Genealogical Societies will host its annual FGS Family History Conference August 21-24, 2019, at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC.
First Soybeans Planted in Illinois Historical Marker Dedication
French Colonial Breakfast
Come join us for an early morning gathering by the fire. We will have French style breakfast food including a lemon thyme tea bread, along with hot mulled cider and two types of coffee (cafe au lait and regular coffee). We will be set up in the back of the house by the summer kitchen. Brenda S. Thompson will also be displaying her paintings and will have her easel up painting at the Home.
Lunch and Learn Series – Fall 2019
You're invited to the thought-provoking, expert-led Lunch and Learn series this fall at the University of Illinois Springfield. These lunchtime programs will stimulate thinking as they build upon the University's tradition of open and intelligent dialogue.
Illinois History Forum—Illinois and the Atomic Bomb
Bring your lunch to this free discussion at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
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