Monday, January 21, 2019


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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Lake County

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Lake County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 2. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Court Tower Lobby, 301 Washington Street, Waukegan. The event is open to the public.

An Evening with Harriet Tubman: A Historical Interpretation by Kathryn Harris

Hosted by Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College

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An Evening with Harriet Tubman: A Historical Interpretation by Kathryn Harris is planned in conjunction with the Illinois College community read, The Underground Railroad. IC students may earn convocation credit. This public program is open to the campus and community and will be held in the Sibert Theatre in McGaw Fine Arts Center on the Illinois College campus on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. 

UIS Speaker Series explores the impact of the Displaced Persons Act of 1948

Co-sponsored by the UIS History Department, Lithuanian-American Club of Central Illinois and the Illinois State Historical Society.

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The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will host a panel discussion exploring the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, which gave European refugees the ability to immigrate to the U.S. following World War II. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

History Matters: Illinois in the Civil War

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society

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Although the battlefields were many miles away, the men and women of Illinois contributed mightily to the war's timeline and outcome. In celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial, historian Robert Girardi will share the story of the role of Illinois in our nation's greatest crisis.

2018 Trigg Fall Ozark Tour

Illinois Ozarks

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Join us for the 2018 Fall Ozark Tour celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial. Highlights of this Fall Tour include visiting Westwood Cemetery where several notable figures are buried. Historians will give informative talks on Gen. Thomas Posey, Rep. John McLean, Henry Eddy, the "Shawneetown Dame" and many others. We will also visit the Great Salt Spring and Hickory Hill Cemetery, the Henry Eddy home, the Gallatin County Courthouse to view the mural and early land records, and take a driving tour of Old Shawneetown landmarks. 
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