Search
A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean...

Jeff Woodard and Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History...

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

Jeff Woodard and Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History plant their apple tree in Bloomington.
Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Frank Zajicek family farm on the...

Members of the Zajicek family gather around the farmstead in the...

Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Members of the Zajicek family gather around the farmstead in the middle of a busy work day.
Nelson Montgomery farm

Nelson Montgomery farm

Owners Nelson and Eleanor Kindred Montgomery were among pioneer...

Nelson Montgomery farm

Nelson Montgomery farm

Owners Nelson and Eleanor Kindred Montgomery were among pioneer Madison County families and were married there in 1838.  Their home was featured in a lithograph in the 1873 Madison County Atlas and is...

 

Today in history

1/18/1819

Second session of the First General Assembly convenes at Kaskaskia. It would adjourn on March 31st.

View all days in history...

Gift Membership

Are you looking for a great gift for the person who has everything or who loves history? Consider a gift membership to the Illinois State Historical Society. Stay up to date on the bicentennial happenings around Illinois. Click Message us below and include the comment "Gift Membership" or call the office (217) 525-2781 #mybicentennial #giveagiftthatkeepsongiving #perfectgift #membership

Message Us...

Illinois 200 submit your events

Submit your Bicentennial event

Are you an event organizer? Got an event you want on our Bicentennial calendar? Use the form below to submit it and after a quick review it'll be added to our events calendar. The form captures much more than just Bicentennial events though so please add any of your regular events, just select accordingly. The goal is to add events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois' rich history. Get involved and help us fill our calendar and get the word out about events in your area.

View existing events

Loading
  • Submit an Article/Event


    Please use the form below to submit your article/event for consideration to be added to the Illinois State Historical Society website.  Upon review it, you will be emailed the status of the article and possibly asked for additional information.  If approved we will post your article on our news roll and/or calendar of events.

    Please do not use this form to submit or follow-up on submissions for the Illinois Heritage or Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Instead visit the links below for the correct information.

    Thank you for taking the time to fill in the fields below accurately.

  • Submitter Information (Step 1 of 3)



  •  - 


 

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Settled From The Bottom Up: Illinois 1818-1824

Morris Library, SIU Carbondale

Settled From The Bottom Up: Illinois 1818-1824
Visit Morris Library's Hall of Presidents and Chancellors and view a poster exhibit featuring several early maps from the library's Special Collections Research Center that show how southern Illinois was settled before the rest of the state.

Exhibit is open December 18, 2017 through March 30, 2018.

Illinois Bicentennial Gifts/Souvenirs

Illinois Bicentennial Commission

Illinois Bicentennial Gifts/Souvenirs
Looking for official Illinois Bicentennial gift/souvenir items to sell at your museum shop or historical society or for yourself? The Illinois Bicentennial website, www.Illinois200.com has all sorts of suggestions to help make your celebration special. Flags, banners, apparel, commemorative gifts, tote bags, lapel pins, holiday items, blankets, and can coolers are just a few of the commemorative souvenirs available for purchase. To find out more, follow this link: https://orders.corp-imaging.com/IllinoisBicentennial/#.

Agriculture in Illinois: Stories of Place and the People presented by Dr. Debra Reid

McLean County Museum of History

Agriculture in Illinois: Stories of Place and the People presented by Dr. Debra Reid
The Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, who will present a program about the decisions that farmers (of all types) make to keep their farms operational and their families intact despite a competitive business environment.

Chicago Candy Companies

Palos Heights Public Library

Chicago Candy Companies
Chicago has been "the candy capital of world" since the 1800s. Come and learn about some of the most well-known candy companies that have been a part of Chicago's history including Tootsie Rolls, Brachs, Fannie May and Frango Mints.

Stepping into Illinois History

Palos Heights Public Library

Stepping into Illinois History
Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial by sampling a few of the fascinating historical sites, see how early Illinois residents lived, and visit the homes of Presidents Lincoln and Grant with travel specialist Nancy McCully.
RSS
12345Last
Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2018 by Illinois State Historical Society
Back To Top