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ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon

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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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5/25/1889

The General Assembly enacts legislation creating the Illinois State Historical Library. On this same date in 1877, the Illinois State Museum had been founded.

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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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Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Services and Roads

McHenry County Historical Society & Museum

  • 8 February 2018
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 3/5/2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export event

Norman Moline, a historical geographer from Rock Island, will provide a broad survey of the development of Illinois’ connections since 1818. After noting how our state’s shape was determined, learn about the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Hennepin Canal, railroad expansion, significant highway connections and the evolution of postal service – including free urban delivery and then rural delivery. Moline earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, focusing on the impacts of the automobile and good roads from 1900 to 1930. He taught for 45 years at Augustana College in Rock Island. 

This program is made possible through funding by Illinois Humanities.

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McHenry County Historical Society Museum
6422 Main St. 
Union, IL 60180 (Map

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