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First historical marker of the season––LeTourneau Steel House

First historical marker of the...

First historical marker of the season––LeTourneau Steel House

First historical marker of the season––LeTourneau Steel House

Nell Brooker Mayhew: The Illinois Years

Nell Brooker Mayhew: The Illinois...

Nell Brooker Mayhew: The Illinois Years

Nell Brooker Mayhew: The Illinois Years

 

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6/19/1891

Illinois women are given the right to vote in school board elections.

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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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2019 ISHS Illinois Ozark Fall Tour

Pack your bags and backpacks!

Southern Illinois is nature’s wonderland and in the fall it is magical! Join us as we explore the southeasternmost corner of the state for our fall tour, October 1-3, led by a team of historians and archaeologists. You won’t want to miss this adventure in “Egypt,” where we’ll explore the Shawnee National Forest, historic and prehistoric landmarks, the Garden of Gods, and sites associated with early industry, the Civil War, and the Underground Railroad. We’ll also be lodging at the San Damiano Retreat Center, a beautiful hideaway on the cliffs above the Ohio River. This ISHS Fall Tour is the one you’ve been waiting for!

The Stories of the Silver Streak and the Bradford Model T Girls

Wheels O' Time Museum

  • 6/20/2019 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Category: Events
The Stories of the Silver Streak and the Bradford Model T Girls

The Silver Streak Model T Ford is on display in the Ford building at the Wheels O' Time Museum during the month of June. On June 20, come and listen to John Butte who's mom Regina Fennell (Butte) and his aunt travelled with other women in this car across the USA. These remarkable women known as "The Bradford Model T Girls" were way ahead of their time!

Family History Research Day

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

  • 6/8/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Category: Events

Join us on June 8th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM as Debbie Fraedrich, a representative from FamilySearch, shares her knowledge of the FamilySearch online research site as well as what mobile apps and related sites are available for your use no matter where you are.

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