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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Elaine Evans

November - December 2018

Volume 21, Number 6

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100 years ago the bells tolled across the nation announcing the end of World War I. But if history has told us anything, the wounds from that cataclysm persist to the present day and the reverberations echo on and on. It is fitting that we commemorate the anniversary of the end of “The War to End All Wars” by revisiting what Illinoisans who survived it remembered. Great appreciation is offered to guest editor Bill Kemp, who put the bones and flesh on this issue of Illinois Heritage, and to the guest authors who gave it life.

In this issue we also congratulate the 2018 Centennial Award recipients, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have served Illinoisans for 100 or more years. At a time when we hear so much about companies leaving the state, it is a delight to recognize those corporations whose roots remain deep in the Prairie soil.

Thanks to all of you who have taken time to renew your 2019 membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Our organization thrives because of your  commitment to our mission of “fostering awareness, understanding, research,  preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois.” 

Wishing you the very best of holiday seasons, and a happy and brilliant New Year. 

Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Bash

The Grove National Historic Landmark

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Illinois Bicentennial is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate and commemorate our state's 200th birthday. This party kicks off our year-long learning and celebrating of everything Illinois. Join us for music, dancing, games, crafts, and dessert. Kids will have a blast, build Illinois State knowledge and leave with a goodie bag.

Mary's Treasures

Hosted by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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On Mary Lincoln's 200th birthday, take a look at some of the treasures in our vault related to this fascinating first lady. 
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