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ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon

Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon
Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten
Monumental Dream in Stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monumental Dream in Stone: The...

Monumental Dream in Stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monumental Dream in Stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 

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5/22/1868

The Republican National Convention in Chicago closes after Ulysses S. Grant is selected as the party's presidential candidate.

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Where Illinois Began Bicentennial Celebration

Liberty Bell of the West Chapter, Illinois Society, NSDAR

  • 16 December 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 8/26/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Export event

Where Illinois Began Bicentennial Celebration
The Liberty Bell of the West Chapter, Illinois Society, NSDAR will erect a monument in Chester, Illinois at a site between the Randolph County Court House and the Randolph County Museum. The monument will honor Randolph County's patriots of the American Revolution while recognizing the county's heritage as the birthplace of Illinois. It will be made of French Creek Granite and include the national insignia of the DAR, text signifying Randolph County as "where Illinois began," part of the original proclamation from King Louis XV of France giving the Liberty Bell of the West to the people of the Illinois Country, and Roscoe Misselhorn's rendition of the bell. The dedication of the monument will coincide with the observance of the Illinois Bicentennial.

Admission: Free

Location:
Randolph County Courthouse and Museum
1 Taylor Street
Chester, Illinois (Map)

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