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Bicentennial symposium celebrates 200+ years of Illinois History

Bicentennial symposium celebrates...

No celebration is complete without cake and the state's bicentennial...

Bicentennial symposium celebrates 200+ years of Illinois History

Bicentennial symposium celebrates 200+ years of Illinois History

No celebration is complete without cake and the state's bicentennial commemoration had a slice for everyone?
Roots and revery

Roots and revery

How much prairie is left in the Prairie State? In 1818, there were...

Roots and revery

Roots and revery

How much prairie is left in the Prairie State? In 1818, there were about 22 million acres of native tallgrass prairie. In 1978 only 2,500 acres remained.
Built to last

Built to last

Robert Gilmore LeTourneau's all-steel "Carefree Home" undergoes...

Built to last

Built to last

Robert Gilmore LeTourneau's all-steel "Carefree Home" undergoes renovation in Peoria.

 

Today in history

2/16/1843

Moultrie County is established, named for Revolutionary War general William Moultrie, later governor of South Carolina.

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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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Mary's Treasures

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

  • 28 November 2018
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 12/13/2018 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Export event

Mary's Treasures
On Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday, take a look at some of the treasures in our vault related to this fascinating first lady. The items you'll see include her diamond necklace, letter opener, rare documents and the fan she reportedly took to Ford's Theatre on the night of her husband's murder. Mrs. Lincoln herself (portrayed by Pam Brown) will be there for an interview with State Historian Samuel Wheeler.

The event is free and takes place in our library building, at 112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL (Map)

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