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The Origin of the National Memorial Day

The Origin of the National Memorial...

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the...

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), issued General Order No. 11 designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or...
Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon

Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon
Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

 

Today in history

7/16/1853

Construction is begun on the Rock Island railroad bridge over the Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa.

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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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  • Rediscovered!  A lost oasis on old Route 36 reclaims its past
  • Illinois Women Artists seried, Part 31, Marion Mahoney Griffin (Sample article)
  • The Red Cross comes of age:  A century of service to Illinois (Sample article)
  • Forgotten Voices of Illinois:  Margaret Ayer Barnes
  • Bicentennial opportunities (Sample article)
  • Guest voice:  Unkind cuts
  • Andrew Carnegie, organ patron
  • The Chicago Cubs are on the air!
  • Remember Me?
  • Scott Bibb historical marker dedication
  • Road trip:  Gastronomical adventures in central Illinois

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  • Timeless hunger:  The Best Land Under Heaven:  the Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
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Illinois Women Artists Series, Part 31, Marion Mahoney Griffin by Kristan H. MkKinsey
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The Red Cross comes of age...The mission continues...A Century of Service to Illinois (1917-2017) by Bryan Soady
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