Event date: 12/3/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Categories: Events, Bicentennial Event Illinois Bicentennial Program for McDonough County McDonough County Historical Society On Monday, December 3, which marks our state's 200th anniversary, the McDonough County Historical Society will have a special Bicentennial meeting at the Spoon River College Community Outreach Center, a mile east of the square in in Macomb, at 7:00. The featured speaker will be Illinois historian John Hallwas, who will discuss the life and work of newspaperman, historian, Decoration Day advocate, and Macomb community activist W. H. Hainline (1841-1924). That meeting, open to the public, will also feature the release of a collection of Hainline's writings, Memory and Community: The Life and Writings of W.H. Hainline, edited by Hallwas and Western Illinois University archivist Kathy Nichols. For more information, please contact: K-Nichols@wiu.edu Location: Spoon River College Community Outreach Center 2500 E. Jackson Street Macomb, Illinois (Map) Previous Article Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Party Next Article Settled From The Bottom Up: Illinois 1818-1824 Print 621 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Illinois History Bicentennial Event Please login or register to post comments.