Elaine Evans / Thursday, July 26, 2018 / Categories: General News Illinois Heritage, July - August 2018 Now available! David Joens serves as guest editor of this issue of Illinois Heritage. His gifts of enthusiasm, professionalism, and passion for the history of our Prairie State––and most especially his love of the architectural wonders of our Illinois statehouse––make him a splendid guide. To accomplish his task he has enlisted the help of John Lupton, director of the Illinois Supreme Court Historical Society; Mark Sorensen, past ISHS president and ex officio historian of the capitol; and illustrator William Crook Jr., who has shared one of his exquisite watercolor/pen and ink portraits of the statehouse for our cover. David also tells the story of a twelve-year collaboration between the ISHS and the Illinois House of Representatives to restore an amazing 19th-century montage that now hangs in the state capitol. The montage features individual photos of the entire 1879 House of Representatives. Thank you for reading Illinois Heritage. To receive your own copy of Illinois Heritage, please consider becoming an ISHS member. Your membership and gifts keep this organization vital and relevant. We cannot serve Illinois history without you. Click here for more details. Previous Article A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State Next Article Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society - Junior Historians, 2018 Print 497 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Illinois Heritage Please login or register to post comments.