State historic site celebrates anniversary and plans for the future
Menard County murals by national artists celebrate Lincoln and local...
Illinois becomes a territory of the second grade, with suffrage for all white males over 21 who are taxpayers and have lived in the territory for 1 year.
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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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Join us on Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m. for the dedication of the Creal Springs Seminary historical marker.
On Friday, May 17, 2019, the St. Clair County Historical Society (STCCHS) will dedicate a new state historical marker in honor of Illinois pioneer John Hays. The dedication will take place at 10:00 A.M. at the Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site (operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) at 107 Elm Street in Cahokia, Illinois with a reception to follow.
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Hearst Deed Centennial Celebration
Please join us in celebratiang the 100th Anniversary of the Conveyance of the New Salem site from William Randolph Heast and Millicent Hearst to the people of the State of Illinois and to disucss the future of the site and efforts to restore the village to its former glory.
The Organ Benefactions of Andrew Carnegie in Central Illinois
From 1895 until his death in 1919, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie made a tremendous contribution to community culture and musical heritage throughout central Illinois. Known for his matching gifts to create public libraries across the country, Carnegie also helped churches and community centers purchase pipe organs as instruments of cultural enrichment, celebrating his love of music and his belief that musical expression uplifted the soul. Carnegie’s Foundation in New York called these pipe-organ matching gifts “benefactions,” and more than 8,000 were manufactured and distributed worldwide, 207 in Illinois alone. Carnegie’s pipe organ gifts outnumbered his libraries by more than 3-1, yet these musical endowments are almost unknown. Until now.
French Colonial Garden Driving Tour
Enjoy a Sunday drive through the "French Colonial Corridor" along the middle Mississippi River Valley. Whether you begin your journey near Prairie du Rocher or Ste. Genevieve, these heritage gardens are sure to provide inspiration and enjoyment.
Eastern European Immigrants of Madison County: Traditions from Home
Presenter Marvin Moehle of Granite City is the grandson of Macedonian immigrants who played a major role in his life. They taught him the native language, traditions, folklore, and the village culture of his ancestors. As a child, he took an interest in ethnography, preserving the traditions, stories, and culture of the peoplein his Lincoln Place neighborhood in Granite City.
Annual Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Awards Program
Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2019 Chicago Metro History Fair and see a presentation of their projects. Commentary on student projects will be made by local historians.
For more information, contact: Kathy Huff, email@example.com, 773-241-7141.
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