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New Salem at 100

New Salem at 100

State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future

New Salem at 100

New Salem at 100

State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future
Petersburg's hidden treasures

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local...

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Petersburg's hidden treasures

Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local lore

 

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5/22/1868

The Republican National Convention in Chicago closes after Ulysses S. Grant is selected as the party's presidential candidate.

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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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Elaine Evans
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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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