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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

3/21/1860

John Wood succeeds Governor William H. Bissell, the first Illinois governor to die while in office. He declined to run for governor later that year and was appointed Quartermaster General for the State of Illinois after the Civil War began in April, 1861, serving in this capacity until those duties came under the federal War Department.

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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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Lecture: Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program for Historic Houses

Wilmette Historical Museum

If you live in a historic district or in a house which is a Local Landmark or on the National Register of Historic Places, you may be eligible for an 11-year property tax assessment freeze. Join architectural historian Susan Benjamin of Benjamin Historic Certifications for an illustrated talk about how to take advantage of this little-known benefit. This program, which is free for Museum members and $5 for non-members, is co-sponsored by the Wilmette Historical Museum and the Historic Preservation Commission of the Village of Wilmette.

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Wilmette Historical Museum
609 Ridge Road 
Wilmette, Illinois 60091 (Map)

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