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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

5/20/1812

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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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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Coles County Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

The Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission's Historic Preservation Advisory Council and the Association for the Preservation of Historic Coles County invite the public to attend their annual awards program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at the Burgess-Osborne Memorial Auditorium located at 1701 Wabash Avenue in Mattoon, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Jay Ferguson Trio.

The French Colonial Gardens Driving Tour

Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve and Les Amis du Fort du Chartres (The Friends of Fort de Chartres)

  • 6/10/2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Category: Events
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. 

Celebrating our Ancestors

2018 IL State Genealogical Society Fall Conference

  • 10/26/2018 8:00 AM - 10/27/2018 6:00 PM
  • Category: Events
Illinois State Genealogical Society 2018 Fall Conference, Celebrating our Ancestors.
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