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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

5/26/1943

Team rosters are announced for the 1943 season of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League after some 10 days of try-outs organized by Philip K. Wrigley. One of the league’s four teams was Illinois' own Rockford Peaches. Women's baseball continued until 1954 and the Peaches won the league title in 1948, 1949 and 1950.

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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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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Randolph County

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Randolph County
A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Randolph County Courthouse on Friday, July 13. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the courthouse, #1 Taylor Street Chester. The event is open to the public.

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Hancock County

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Hancock County
A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Hancock County Courthouse on Friday, July 6. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the courthouse, 500 Main Street, Carthage. The event is open to the public.

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Jersey County

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Jersey County
A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Jersey County Courthouse on Wednesday, July 11. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in the courthouse, 201 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville. The event is open to the public.

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