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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Do you love to visit the museum? You can visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free of charge. Thanks to Smithsonian Magazine, travelers can visit participating facilities on September 21 free of charge. Tickets are now available for download through the publication’s official website and will permit the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum. 

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Do you love to visit the museum? You can visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum free of charge. Thanks to Smithsonian Magazine, travelers can visit participating facilities on September 21 free of charge. Tickets are now available for download through the publication’s official website and will permit the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum. 

Museum Media Film Fest--Call for Submissions!

Illinois Association of Museums

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As a special feature to the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Museums in 2019, we are looking for museum media features which are used in an exhibit/gallery setting to be celebrated by museum professionals at the historic Normal Theater.  Features will be selected for screening by a jury of museum professionals from the Illinois Association of Museums and shown at the Normal Theater, 209 West North Street, Normal, IL on November 19, 2019 during the conference.
 

May - June 2019

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The Illinois State Historical Society celebrates its 120th birthday on May 19. The organization has seen a lot of history unfold in those years––two world wars, women’s suffrage, several pandemics, and more technological, social, and cultural changes than our fore-fathers and mothers could ever have imagined. 

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we look at several fascinating people, places, and events in our state’s past that will stir your imagination and, perhaps, inspire you to visit your local library. While you’re there, ask if your library is a member of the ISHS, or if it subscribes to our publications. If they do not subscribe, encourage them to call us at 217-525-2781. We would love to have them share the resources of the Society with their readers. 

Thanks for your support––all of you––for helping us do the work of recording and interpreting our Prairie State history.

Share your Heritage. Know your past.

Egyptian History--Celebrating 150 Years of the SIU University Museum

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The year was 1869. In New York City, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in as the nation’s 18th president. The transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike in Promontory, Utah. Overseas, Egypt’s new Suez Canal linked the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. And here in Illinois, Cyrus Thomas was charged by the first Board of Trustees of the fledgling Southern Illinois Normal University (SINU)—(now Southern Illinois University Carbondale) to organize a university museum.
 

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