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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
Monumental Dream in Stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monumental Dream in Stone: The...

Monumental Dream in Stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Monumental Dream in Stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 

Today in history

5/25/1889

The General Assembly enacts legislation creating the Illinois State Historical Library. On this same date in 1877, the Illinois State Museum had been founded.

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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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DeWitt County Museum Tractor & Gas Engine Show & Ice Cream Social

  • 6/16/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Category: Events
DeWitt County’s agricultural roots will be highlighted this summer during the DeWitt County Museum Tractor Show. The public is invited to this event which will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 9am to 3pm on the museum grounds, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton. 

Annual Quilted Keepsakes Quilt Show

C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum

  • 6/1/2018 1:00 PM - 7/1/2018 5:00 PM
  • Category: Events
The DeWitt County Museum Association is pleased to announce that the annual “Quilted Keepsakes” quilt show will take place throughout the month of June (June 1st - June 30th) at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, Illinois. 

Rochester Sesquicentennial Historical Home Tour

  • 6/10/2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Category: Events
The Rochester Sesquicentennial Historical Home Tour is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, 2018. Featured homes were selected because they are historical and have stayed true to the past within their walls.
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