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Illinois Constitution Day - August 26

Illinois Constitution Day - August...

On August 26, 1818, delegates to the constitutional convention meeting...

Illinois Constitution Day - August 26

Illinois Constitution Day - August 26

On August 26, 1818, delegates to the constitutional convention meeting at Kaskaskia, adopted a state constitution and selected Kaskaskia as the first state capital.
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The People's Building

The Illinois State Capitol is known as the people's building. The...

The People's Building

The People's Building

The Illinois State Capitol is known as the people's building. The July-August 2018 issue of Illinois Heritage is a special issue devoted to the building with three unique stories about the capitol. 
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8/21/1858

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas appear at Ottawa in the first of seven debates as Lincoln challenged Douglas's re-election to the U.S. Senate.

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An Evening with Abraham Lincoln

Monee Historical Society

  • 7 February 2018
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 2/8/2018 7:00 PM Export event

The Monee Historical Society is pleased to welcome Mark Zumhagen, a part of the Monee community since 2005, to the stage to present readings of some of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speeches and witty remarks. Mark is a family physician in Orland Park, whose interest in Abraham Lincoln began ten years ago when he gave the Gettysburg Address at his children’s school. Mark bears an uncanny resemblance to Illinois’ favorite son and has portrayed Lincoln for many audiences. 

This is a free program; light refreshments will be served

Location:
Monee Community Building in Firemen’s Park
5162 W Court Street
Monee, IL (Map

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http://www.moneehistoricalsociety.com
https://www.facebook.com/MoneeHistory
Christi Holston, President MHS at 708-288-5756
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