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Annual Quilted Keepsakes Quilt Show

C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum

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The DeWitt County Museum Association is pleased to announce that the annual “Quilted Keepsakes” quilt show will take place throughout the month of June (June 1st - June 30th) at the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum, 219 E. Woodlawn, Clinton, Illinois. 

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

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Thanks to the General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, Illinois, for permission to reprint this article and General Order 11 from the museum's website. For more information go to: http://www.loganmuseum.org/index.php/memorial-day.

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), issued General Order No. 11 designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.”  Logan’s General Order, his Memorial Day Order, established Memorial Day as a national holiday. 

“Make Reconstruction History Visible” Mapping Project

Zinn Education Project

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ATTENTION TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS

The Make Reconstruction History Visible mapping project (a Zinn Education Project) is an opportunity for students and teachers to identify and advocate for public recognition of Reconstruction history in their community and the significant accomplishments made by newly freed people and their white allies.
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