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July-August 2019
Elaine Evans

July-August 2019

Volume 22, Number 4

This issue of Illinois Heritage will fill the hours with Prairie State wonders. New contributor Mark Pohlad, an architectural historian from DePaul University, shares his thoughts on the 100th anniversary of the conveyance of New Salem to the State of Illinois. Kristan McKinsey serves up another out-standing profile in our long-running series on Illinois Women Artists. And Mark Flotow and his camera capture the Lincoln Days festival and Civil War “battle” on Lake Pittsfield, which took place over Memorial Day weekend in Pike County. But that’s not all.

ISHS Director William Shannon IV takes us to East St. Louis to remember a civil rights struggle in 1963, where African-American protestors challenged the community to level the playing field for jobs and to create equitable opportunities previously denied them. Last but never least, John Hallwas presents another “Forgotten Voices from Illinois History,” this time on a little-known publishing house that turned heads around the world toward Prairie City, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Departments

  • President’s message
  • To our readers
  • ISHS News
  • Road trip (Sample Article)
  • The honor roll

Features

  • Forgotten Voices from Illinois History: The Decker Press
  • Illinois Women Artists, part 35: Candace McCormick Reed, reinventing herself (Sample Article)
  • Orndorff Scholarship Entry: Impact of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates
  • “Lincoln Days” Civil War battle renenactment (Sample Article)
  • Reconstructing history: A beloved high school falls to time and progress
  • Fighting for equal rights in East St. Louis during the summer of 1963
  • New Salem’s reconstruction: “A passionate history”

On the cover:
Full-time living history interpreters Jane Carrington and Trevor Thompson greet visitors to Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site in Petersburg, helping them navigate the mysteries of 1830s Illinois. Photo by William Furry.
 

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