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Restoring New Salem

Restoring New Salem

ALA will soon begin a new restoration initiative and partnership with...

Restoring New Salem

Restoring New Salem

ALA will soon begin a new restoration initiative and partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Christian Knebelkamp's Home

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for...

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for being undocumented.
Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Agricultural and industrial...

Comprehensive Illinois Bicentennial exhibition, The Prairie State at...

Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Comprehensive Illinois Bicentennial exhibition, The Prairie State at 200, opens at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

 

Today in history

4/26/1907

Jamestown, Virginia, celebrates its 3rd century. The Tercentennial Exhibition includes the Illinois Building, which pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln and to the state's history. The exhibit closes December 1, 1907.

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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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Do you have an exciting local history news story or an event that you would like to share? Use this form to submit it and after a quick review it will be added to our news roll or events calendar. There is even a special category for Bicentennial events. The goal is to add news and events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois’ rich history. Get involved and get the word out about news and events in your area.

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Latest News

May - June 2017

  • 6 June 2017
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May - June 2017
With this issue of the Heritage, we welcome our new President Leah Axelrod to the helm.  Leah has been a member for 20+ years and she is the fifth woman to serve as ISHS President since 1899.  Thanks are due to Randall Saxon as he steps down to take life a little easier, if that is possible for a gardener.  

Readers of this issue will enjoy a little bit of everything, from John Hallwas's look at the life of naturalist Donald Culross Peattie to Michael Sublett's look at a proposed 103rd Illinois county, named for wildlife painter John James Audubon.  We are also pleased to share Verna Ross Orndorff scholarship winner Anna Sielaff's essay on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.   

Thanks to our Society members for keeping the lantern burning and the rivers gently flowing!  Share your Heritage!
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Departments

Features

  • Forgotten Voices of Illinois History:  Naturalist Donald Culross Peattie and His 
  • It's Earlier than You Think
  • Photos from the Shawnee National Forest
  • 2017 ISHS Annual Awards
  • Highlights from the 2017 Illinois History Symposium
  • Lost Illinois:  Audubon, Audubon County (Sample Article)
  • 2017 Verna Ross Orndorff Award Scholarship Essay
  • Road Trip
  • "A Question of History" Illinois Bicentennial Essay (Sample Article)

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Lost Illinois:  Audubon, Audubon County by Michael Sublett
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"A Question of History" Illinois Bicentennial Essay
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