Illinois State Historical Society
More than 25 historic Illinois churches and synagogues will be recognized and honored at a luncheon hosted by the Illinois State Historical Society on March 10, 2018. This event is a celebration of faith and community for Illinois houses of worship that have been in continuous fellowship for 150 years or more.
Macon County History Museum
Join us on March 10 as we welcome guest speaker Don Chamberlain who will present his program "The Illinois Central Railroad the the Civil War." The building of the Illinois Central Railroad changed the population and culture of Illinois citizens as it was built. After establishing rail connections from Cairo, Illinois south to Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana, the IC expected even more profits. Then the Civil War began and the southern routes were compromised. The IC continued to be very important for the Union cause during the Civil War in several unexpected ways. This program explains why.