Friday, March 22, 2019


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2019 MCHS Speakers Series: Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Madison County Historical Society

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On Sunday, April 7, the Madison County Historical Society will present a program by Paul Shetley, 5,000 Miles through History: The Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the fellowship hall of Immanuel United Methodist Church at 800 North Main Street in Edwardsville.

The presentation chronicles the Ninth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment from April 1861 through July 1865. Mr. Shetley will use maps, photographs, videos, and reproductions of Civil War period weapons and equipment to provide a window into the life of these Illinois soldiers.

Coulterville History Museum

Coulterville Historical Society

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On March 16, the Coulterville Historical Society will celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of the Coulterville History Museum. Join us for hot dogs and brats, trivia, a 50/50 drawing, new displays, museum tours, the kick-off of a photo contest, and gift shop items.

January - February 2019

Volume 22, Number 1

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The Illinois bicentennial commemoration wrapped up for the Illinois State Historical society with our 2018 History Symposium on December 3 at the University of Illinois Springfield. Many thanks to our excellent speakers––Michael Wiant, Bill Kemp, Devin Hunter, and Bob Sampson––for donating their time and  talents to the program. 

This year brings us another anniversay to celebrate: the 120th anniversary of the ISHS, which was organized on May 19, 1899. The Society continues to be the leading advocate for the promotion of historical research and understanding of our Prairie State history. With our dedicated Board of Directors, Advisors, and staff we seek to expand the reach of our organization into every home in the state of Illinois and beyond, but that kind of mission requires the participation of every member of the Society too. Please do your part by renewing your membership (if you have not already done so), and by sharing our publications and programs with Illinois history advocates in your community. Consider sponsoring a public library membership, nominating a community museum exhibit or local history author for an award, or sharing news of a historical event in your hometown. We all learn when we share our history. 

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