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WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed,  30"...

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed,  30" x 40" portrait of Abraham Lincoln in all 102 county courthouses is almost finished.
State mineral helped end World War II

State mineral helped end World War...

The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.

State mineral helped end World War II

State mineral helped end World War II

The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.
The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

The Bates Motel: A case study in...

Motels offered security and comfort in a domestic style familiar to...

The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

Motels offered security and comfort in a domestic style familiar to post-war auto travelers.

 

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10/22/1872

Anna's incorporation as a city in Union County is recorded. It was first incorporated February 16, 1865. When the town was laid out in 1853, it was one of many Illinois towns along the Illinois Central Railroad. The site was owned by Winston Davie, cou

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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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Art on the Farm: A Tale of Two Central Illinois Artists

  • 10 July 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 7/16/2017 4:00 PM Export event

Art on the Farm: A Tale of Two Central Illinois Artists
Rock Springs Nature Center
3939 Nearing Lane - Decatur
Sunday, July 16, 2017
2:00 pm

Learn how two very different Central Illinois artists used crops and livestock as their inspiration and elevated Midwestern agriculture to an artistic genre. Guest speaker Bill Kemp, Librarian of the McLean County Museum of History and ISHS Director, explores the unique personal lives and unconventional careers of these little known artists whose works were everywhere from mansions to magazines. Reservations are encouraged for this program, but if you decide you can come on the day of, we have saved you a seat!

More information and online registration can be found at http://maconcountyconservation.org/events/art-on-the-farm-a-tale-of-two-central-illinois-artists/.
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