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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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The Nineteenth Annual Prairieland Chautauqua presents, “America and the Great War”

Morgan County Historical Society

  • 18 July 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 9/2/2017 6:00 PM - 9/4/2017 11:00 PM Export event

The Nineteenth Annual Prairieland Chautauqua presents,
“America and the Great War”

September 2-4, 2017

This 100th Anniversary Event Commemorating America’s Entry into WWI is Free and Open to the Public.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Saturday, September 2, 2017
  4 p.m. – Chris McDonald, “Birth of the Modern: WWI in 45 Minutes”
  5 p.m. – Justin Rexrode, “Sergeant York and the Great War”
  6 p.m. – Dinner Break
  7 p.m. – Dane Coffman, “Pershing: To Build an Army”
  8 p.m. – Sherri Mitchell, “Ellen LaMotte, the Backwash of War”

Sunday, September 3, 2017
  4 p.m. – Amy McDonald, “Look for the Silver Lining: Songs of the Era”
  5 p.m. – Kess Roberson, “Jim Europe and the Hellfighters”
  6 p.m. – Dinner Break
  7 p.m. – Chris Vallillo, “Carl Sandburg and the New Century”
  8 p.m. – Judd Bankert, “Woodrow Wilson: The War to End All Wars”

Monday, September 4, 2017
  4 p.m. – Walter Metz, “Not So Quiet on the Western Front”
  5 p.m. – Barry Cloyd, “Over There in Story and Song”
  6 p.m. – Dinner Break
  7 p.m. – Paul Asaro, “From Ragtime to Jazz” 
  8 p.m. – Adam Lundquist, “Teddy Roosevelt: Embrace the American Spirit”

Venue: First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St., Jacksonville, IL. Ample parking and covered drop-off is available. (Map)

Contact Dave Truesdell (217) 245-2285 for additional information
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