Event date: 4/14/2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Export event Elaine Evans / Sunday, February 4, 2018 / Categories: Events The History of Illinois presented by Tom Emery Macon County History Museum Join us on April 14 as we welcome guest speaker Tom Emery who will present his program "The History of Illinois." The state of Illinois has a rich and varied history that is understood by few today. From its acceptance to the Union in 1818, Illinois history spans the days of Native American habitat and European settlement, to its political giants such as Lincoln and Douglas and its economic impact on the nation. There are countless stories to tell about Illinois and this program will cover a wide variety of them. The story of Illinois is not just about corruption; there are plenty of positive stories, anecdotes, and landmarks of both state and national history that should be understood and appreciated by the people who live here. This one-hour program will provide an overview of the Land of Lincoln from its history to its most fascinating residents. Location: Macon County History Museum 5580 North Fork Road Decatur, IL (Map) Previous Article The Illinois Central Railroad and the Civil War presented by Don Chamberlain Next Article Base Ball Comes to Decatur presented by Bob Sampson Print 50 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Lincoln Illinois history Native Americans Douglas Please login or register to post comments.