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Restoring New Salem

Restoring New Salem

ALA will soon begin a new restoration initiative and partnership with...

Restoring New Salem

Restoring New Salem

ALA will soon begin a new restoration initiative and partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Christian Knebelkamp's Home

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for...

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

Christian Knebelkamp's Home

100 years ago, Belleville alderman was kicked off city council for being undocumented.
Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Agricultural and industrial...

Comprehensive Illinois Bicentennial exhibition, The Prairie State at...

Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Agricultural and industrial equipment on display

Comprehensive Illinois Bicentennial exhibition, The Prairie State at 200, opens at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

 

Today in history

4/25/1925

Chicago's first Woman's World's Fair closes its successful eight-day pageant, which had been opened on April 18th by President Calvin Coolidge over the radio.

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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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Do you have an exciting local history news story or an event that you would like to share? Use this form to submit it and after a quick review it will be added to our news roll or events calendar. There is even a special category for Bicentennial events. The goal is to add news and events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois’ rich history. Get involved and get the word out about news and events in your area.

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ISHS Annual Meeting and Annual Awards Luncheon

ISHS Annual Meeting and Annual Awards Luncheon
The ISHS Annual Meeting and Annual Awards luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

The Annual Awards Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Annual Meeting and Awards presentation immediately to follow. The luncheon will be in the Foundation Room, lower level of the Capitol. After the luncheon we will adjourn to the House of Representatives upstairs for the presentation of awards.

A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

Edited by David W. Scott
Foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod

Culled from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society’s 110-year archive of scholarship, this curated volume of more than thirty articles offers insights into the colorful episodes, meaningful events, and significant characters in the rich history of Illinois. Edited by David W. Scott and selected by committee, A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State celebrates the state’s two-hundred-year history with a broad scope of voices and perspectives.

Ebers property named state Centennial Farm

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated the Chad Ebers farm near Chester as a Centennial Farm. To qualify as a Centennial Farm, a straight or collateral line of descendants must have owned the property for at least 100 years. The Centennial Farm program helps to reinforce that family farming remains a viable entity in Illinois agriculture. The Illinois Centennial Farms program has recognized more than 9,000 farms since its inception in the early 1970s.
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