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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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Event date: 9/28/2019 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Export event
Group rides in the newly restored 1931 Ahrens-Fox. 6–8 people per group, 2–3 groups per hour. Schedule your group during your visit at the museum. Bring your camera and we will take your picture!
More information can be found at www.wheelsotime.org.
Wheels O' Time Museum
1710 W Woodside Drive
Dunlap, Illinois 61525 (Map)
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Coulterville Fall Fest
Join us at this community event to bring family and friends together! Proceeds will be used for park renovations
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Do you love to visit the museum? You can visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free of charge. Thanks to Smithsonian Magazine, travelers can visit participating facilities on September 21 free of charge. Tickets are now available for download through the publication’s official website and will permit the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum.
Elizabeth Keckley: Seamstress
In this Road Scholar Program, Marlene Rivero brings the incredible story of Elizabeth Keckley to life. Mrs. Keckley had been enslaved, purchased her own freedom, and became the dressmaker and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln.
Living History Days - A Chautauqua With Mark Twain and Friends
On Saturday, Sept. 21, area residents will have the opportunity to step back in time to 1898 and experience a Chautauqua at Living History Days from 3-7 p.m. at Edwardsville City Park in Edwardsville, Illinois.
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