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WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed,  30"...

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed,  30" x 40" portrait of Abraham Lincoln in all 102 county courthouses is almost finished.
State mineral helped end World War II

State mineral helped end World War...

The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.

State mineral helped end World War II

State mineral helped end World War II

The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.
The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

The Bates Motel: A case study in...

Motels offered security and comfort in a domestic style familiar to...

The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

Motels offered security and comfort in a domestic style familiar to post-war auto travelers.

 

Today in history

11/20/1901

After shakedown and training in Chesapeake Bay, the first Navy ship commissioned as the USS Illinois sails for Algiers, La., where she was used to test a new floating dry dock. This battleship ship was laid down in 1897 and continued in service under the name Illinois until 1941. She was renamed the Prairie State and served on loan to the state of New York as a floating armory for the Naval Reserve Unit there until 1955.

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Historical Markers

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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Photo Preservation Workshop

St. Clair County Historical Society

  • 26 January 2018
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 3/3/2018 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Export event

Learn how to preserve and protect your photographic memories. Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop with Curator Will Shannon. It all takes place at the Emma Kunz House (602 Fulton Street in Belleville; Lower Level) on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This is a FREE PROGRAM (donation suggested), but space is limited, so REGISTER NOW!

To register, visit: https://stcchsphotoworkshop.eventbrite.com

Register by phone at 618/234-0600 or email at stcchs.curator@gmail.com

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Emma Kunz House
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602 Fulton Street
Belleville, IL (Map
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