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Helping hands for Illinois history

Helping hands for Illinois history

PORTA High School Building Trades students make repairs to the...

Helping hands for Illinois history

Helping hands for Illinois history

PORTA High School Building Trades students make repairs to the birthplace of Edgar Lee Masters
A Sharp Eye on History at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House

A Sharp Eye on History at the...

ISHS Staff at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House in Springfield often...

A Sharp Eye on History at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House

A Sharp Eye on History at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House

ISHS Staff at the Strawbridge-Shepherd House in Springfield often observe turkey vultures roosting on chimneys and in the treetops.  Resident groundhogs should be careful!
Looking for Audubon, Illinois

Looking for Audubon, Illinois

The road from Audubon Cemetery leads to the lost village of Audubon in...

Looking for Audubon, Illinois

Looking for Audubon, Illinois

The road from Audubon Cemetery leads to the lost village of Audubon in Montgomery County, Illinois

 

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Publications

Illinois Heritage is our publication designed to encourage various professional, amateur historians and the general public to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is the scholarly publication with peer-reviewed Journal articles, essays, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest.

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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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Amazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. Just by shopping you can help support ISHS and our mission. For each of your eligible purchases the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate up to .5% of the purchase price toward ISHS. To find out how to participate and help ISHS using Amazon Smile click "More Info" below.

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Historical Markers

There are several ways for you to find markers. You can search by either navigating the county map or our new feature will use your current location to identify markers which are in your area.

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'Farmerettes and Factory Inspectors'

Women's roles in Illinois during World War I: April 13, Macomb

Sponsored by the Friends of the Macomb Public Library

Illinois World War I commemorations

  • 21 March 2017
  • Category: Events
A directory of Illinois events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I 

Put Abraham Lincoln back in your courthouse!

Society offers exquisite Prairie Lawyer photograph to Illinois county courthouses

Every Illinois courthouse needs a superior photograph of Abraham Lincoln, not as the 16h President, but as he looked when an  Illinois lawyer. This handsome canvas portrait,  made from the original glass-plate positive images owned by the Illinois State Historical Society, will turn heads and hearts.

Cubs vs Cardinals

Cubs vs Cardinals

Vote for your favorite team by visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s newest exhibit in Springfield, Illinois! Take an interactive look at the historic baseball rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. You will learn more about each team’s history and see original relics from the players, managers, broadcasters, and owners who built each franchise.

Volume 109 – Number 4 – Winter 2016

Volume 109 – Number 4 – Winter 2016
The Winter 2016 volume features three essays that engage histories of race, gender, and the Chicago artworld respectively. In "Days of Jubilee: Emancipation Day Celebrations in Chicago, 1853-1877," Amber Bailey documents the rich history of black activism in celebration of emancipation. In "Illumination or Illusion: Women Inventors at the 1893 World's Columbian Fair," Denise E. Pilato examines how the work of women inventors was "promoted, judged, and valued." And finally, in "From Peer to Obscurity: Julius Moessel and the Fall of an Artistic Reputation," Mark Alvey examines the career of German-born Chicago painter Julius Moessel to raise broader questions about how artistic cannons are made and who gets included in them.
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