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Illinois History Forum–Lincoln’s Vandalia

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library invites you to take part in the 2018 Illinois History Forum.

Please join us on July 12 for a book discussion on Lincoln’s Vandalia: A Pioneer Portrait by William E. Baringer.

Moderator: James Cornelius, Lincoln Collection Curator, Abraham Presidential Library and Museum

All discussions begin at noon and are free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Location:
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Multipurpose Room
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701 (Map
217-785-9132
www.PresidentLincoln.Illinois.gov 

Illinois Bicentennial Gifts/Souvenirs

Illinois Bicentennial Commission

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Looking for official Illinois Bicentennial gift/souvenir items to sell at your museum shop or historical society or for yourself? The Illinois Bicentennial website, www.Illinois200.com has all sorts of suggestions to help make your celebration special. Flags, banners, apparel, commemorative gifts, tote bags, lapel pins, holiday items, blankets, and can coolers are just a few of the commemorative souvenirs available for purchase. To find out more, follow this link: https://orders.corp-imaging.com/IllinoisBicentennial/#.

Settled From The Bottom Up: Illinois 1818-1824

Morris Library, SIU Carbondale

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Visit Morris Library's Hall of Presidents and Chancellors and view a poster exhibit featuring several early maps from the library's Special Collections Research Center that show how southern Illinois was settled before the rest of the state.

Exhibit is open December 18, 2017 through March 30, 2018.

Illinois Bicentennial Program for McDonough County

McDonough County Historical Society

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The McDonough County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Dr. John Hallwas, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University, who will give a talk entitled, "W.H.Hainline: Newspaper Editor, Local Historian, and Community Builder." He also will comment on the release of a new book, Memory and Community: The Life and Writings of W.H. Hainline, edited by John Hallwas and Kathy Nichols.

Illinois Bicentennial Birthday Party

Illinois Bicentennail Commission

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On December 3, 2018, we will celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday with a gala party at the United Center in Chicago.

For 200 years Illinoisans have made exceptional contributions to their communities, to the State, to the country and to society. Throughout 2018, municipalities across the state, communities, colleges, museums, organizations and many others will share those names and stories. The Bicentennial Birthday Gala will be the culmination of a yearlong engagement to commemorate and archive the Illinois Bicentennial Hall of Fame.
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