Wednesday, June 19, 2019



The Stories of the Silver Streak and the Bradford Model T Girls

Wheels O' Time Museum

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The Silver Streak Model T Ford is on display in the Ford building at the Wheels O' Time Museum during the month of June. On June 20, come and listen to John Butte who's mom Regina Fennell (Butte) and his aunt travelled with other women in this car across the USA. These remarkable women known as "The Bradford Model T Girls" were way ahead of their time!

2019 ISHS Illinois Ozark Fall Tour

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Pack your bags and backpacks!

Southern Illinois is nature’s wonderland and in the fall it is magical! Join us as we explore the southeasternmost corner of the state for our fall tour, October 1-3, led by a team of historians and archaeologists. You won’t want to miss this adventure in “Egypt,” where we’ll explore the Shawnee National Forest, historic and prehistoric landmarks, the Garden of Gods, and sites associated with early industry, the Civil War, and the Underground Railroad. We’ll also be lodging at the San Damiano Retreat Center, a beautiful hideaway on the cliffs above the Ohio River. This ISHS Fall Tour is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Common Law of Dower & Coverture

The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

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Researching your female ancestors can sometimes prove to be difficult. Our guest speaker, Micki Faruzzi, will help unravel the centuries of laws and terms that have defined our female ancestors. 

2019 ISHS Centennial Business Awards

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The Illinois State Historical Society is now accepting applications for the 2019 ISHS Centennial Business Awards. 

Was your Illinois-based business founded in 1919 or earlier? Has it been accepted into the ISHS Centennial Business database and been recognized by the Society at the annual Centennial Awards luncheon? If not, go to the Society's web page at and download an application. If you're having trouble finding the appropriate documentation for determining your business's eligibility, we can help. 

This year's applications are due in July. Don't wait to apply. The Society is honoring this year's inductees on September 14!

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