Gwen Podeschi / Tuesday, June 6, 2017 / Categories: Illinois Heritage May - June 2017 With this issue of the Heritage, we welcome our new President Leah Axelrod to the helm. Leah has been a member for 20+ years and she is the fifth woman to serve as ISHS President since 1899. Thanks are due to Randall Saxon as he steps down to take life a little easier, if that is possible for a gardener. Readers of this issue will enjoy a little bit of everything, from John Hallwas's look at the life of naturalist Donald Culross Peattie to Michael Sublett's look at a proposed 103rd Illinois county, named for wildlife painter John James Audubon. We are also pleased to share Verna Ross Orndorff scholarship winner Anna Sielaff's essay on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Thanks to our Society members for keeping the lantern burning and the rivers gently flowing! Share your Heritage! Previous Article Jacob Haish historical marker dedication Next Article Society seeks donors to place iconic Lincoln portrait in state's county courthouses Print 2385 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Illinois History Awards Earlville Illinois Bicentennial Montgomery County Audubon Woman Suffrage Table of ContentsDepartments To our readers President's message Letters ISHS News Seedlings for the future (Sample Article) Remember me? (Sample Article) The honor roll Features Forgotten Voices of Illinois History: Naturalist Donald Culross Peattie and His It's Earlier than You Think Photos from the Shawnee National Forest 2017 ISHS Annual Awards Highlights from the 2017 Illinois History Symposium Lost Illinois: Audubon, Audubon County (Sample Article) 2017 Verna Ross Orndorff Award Scholarship Essay Road Trip "A Question of History" Illinois Bicentennial Essay (Sample Article) Issue Price$5.00Sample Article #1Lost Illinois: Audubon, Audubon County by Michael SublettSample Article #2"A Question of History" Illinois Bicentennial Essay Please login or register to post comments.