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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

5/24/1879

A charter is granted to the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, now known as the Art Institute of Chicago.

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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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"The Company We Keep: Past Residents and Personal Belonging"

Western Illinois Museum

On Sunday, June 24, at 1:30 p.m., Illinois historian John Hallwas will speak at the Western Illinois Museum, in Macomb, on "The Company We Keep: Past Residents and Personal Belonging." 

Oakwood Cemetery (Macomb) Historical Marker Dedication

On Friday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m., an Illinois State Historical Society historical marker will be dedicated at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. 

Heartland: A Multimedia Bicentennial Musical Program on the History of Illinois

South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society

Heartland, presented by David HB Drake, is a multimedia historical program of folk songs, stories, and images that cover the width and breadth of the state of Illinois.
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