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Clara Irwin’s Strawberry Party Fun for everyone! Bring the whole family! SATURD...

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Clara Irwin’s Strawberry Party
Fun for everyone! Bring the whole family!

SATURDAY JULY 4, 2015
5:00 TO 8:00, ELIJAH ILES HOUSE
PLEASE COME AND MEET YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AT THE BEAUTIFUL 1837 HOME OF A SPRINGFIELD FOUNDING FAMILY, ELIJAH AND MALINDA ILES.

SEVENTH AND COOK STREETS, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Games for Kids Live Music Tours of the Historic House
BURGERS, HOTDOGS, BRATS AND SIDES, HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE AND SUNDAES

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE PARTICIPATORY READING
STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRIS
LINCOLN FUNERAL PHOTOGRAPHS / CAMP BUTLER EXHIBITS

Are you the next winner of the Illinois State Historical Society's Verna Ross Or...

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Are you the next winner of the Illinois State Historical
Society's Verna Ross Orndorff Scholarship? The ISHS is
offering this prestigious award of $1,000 for the best 1,500-word
essay written by an Illinois high school student on the subject of
Abraham Lincoln or the CivilWar era in Illinois. Essays must be submitted by December 31, 2015, and meet the following criteria:
(1) The focus of the essay should be about Abraham Lincoln or a
significant event in the Civil War period in Illinois;
(2) Essay should be 1,500 words with a title page, outline, an annotated bibliography, and suggestions for further reading; (3) The name of the student; address and e-mail; phone number; name of school; and name of student's teacher, must be
provided with submission of the application for the scholarship.
The student whose essay is chosen will receive a
$1,000 scholarship, a Certificate of Achievement, and will be recognized at the Society's Annual Awards Banquet in April 2016.

Additionally, the winner's paper will be published in a forthcoming
issue of Illinois Heritage magazine. For more information, call (217) 525-2781. To apply online, visit the ISHS website at www.historyillinois.org. Entries should be mailed to:

ISHS
Orndorff Scholarship
5255 Shepherd Road,
Springfield, IL 62703

This scholarship is named for a lifelong student of Illinois history, Vera Ross Orndorff, a native of River Forest, Illinois.


Illinois State Historical Society
www.historyillinois.org

HOT DOG!! Saturday, June 13 2015 10:00 am until 12:00 pm At Kendall College, S...

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HOT DOG!!

Saturday, June 13 2015

10:00 am until 12:00 pm
At
Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago
(Located just north of W. Chicago Ave. at N. Halsted St.)
Free Parking (in student lot across the street)

Program cost: $3, no charge for Kendall students and staff.

The hot dog is undoubtedly more American than apple pie and Chicago has for many years been the hot dog capital of the United States. Dr. Rich Bowen is author of Hot Dog Chicago (1983) a book that offered reviews of 150 hot dog stands. He will discuss the hot dog scene of that era, the longevity of so many of the hot dog stands reviewed in the book, the current scene including the many nouveau hot dog restaurants that have recently appeared, and will highlight the uniqueness and preeminence of the Chicago-style hot dog. Rich will also discuss another made-in-Chicago food phenomenon, the Italian beef sandwich.

Rich Bowen is Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago and co-author of Hot Dog Chicago: A Native's Dining Guide (Chicago Review Press, 1983). He is also co-producer of Red Hot Chicago, an Emmy-nominated documentary that premiered on WTTW, Chicago in the fall of 1985. He was also featured as a spokesman for the Chicago hot dog in the PBS documentary A Hot Dog Program (1999, presented by WQED, Pittsburgh). In addition to hot dogs in Chicago, Rich has expertise in human vision and visual perception, perceptual processing in dyslexia, and graph literacy and analysis.

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To reserve, please e-mail your reservation to: CulinaryHistorians@gmail.com.

Atlanta, Illinois Named “Looking for Lincoln” Community The Looking for Lincoln...

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Atlanta, Illinois Named “Looking for Lincoln” Community

The Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition – Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area announced today that Atlanta, Illinois has been designated as an official Looking for Lincoln Community. As an official Looking for Lincoln Community, Atlanta joins a family of 22 other Illinois communities that tell the story of Lincoln’s life and times across the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 1 p.m., President Abraham Lincoln and Looking for Lincoln Executive Director, Sarah Watson, will formally designate Atlanta as a Looking for Lincoln Community during festivities for Atlanta’s Route 66 Cruise In. The presentation will take place on Arch Street across from the Route 66 icon – The Palms Grill Café. Historic US Route 66 in Illinois traverses much of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area. Each year visitors from around the globe travel this historic route, and while they are here take in all of the rich history of the communities along the road.

Looking for Lincoln, as the coordinating body for the 42-county Heritage Area, is a coalition and partnership of organizations and individuals dedicated to enhancing the communities and landscapes of central Illinois through recognition and support of their significant natural, cultural and historical legacies. The coalition works together to tell the unique and special stories of how Illinois and its residents helped shape the man who would become president and of how Lincoln helped shape Illinois. In addition, Looking for Lincoln helps communities share their Lincoln legacy by attracting visitors to their communities. That Lincoln tourism helps sustain and enhance economic growth throughout the region.


For more information about the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition and Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, go to www.lookingforlincoln.com


www.lookingforlincoln.com
www.lookingforlincoln.com

The Korean War National Museum, located in Springfield, IL, will be hosting the...

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The Korean War National Museum, located in Springfield, IL, will be hosting the next installment of our 2015 Speaker Series on Saturday, June 20th at 2 pm. Attached is a press release about the event. We will be welcoming Darin Miller. Darin Miller has a deep interest World War II and Korean War history. In his free time he volunteers as a living historian at the Illinois State Military Museum and sits on the Illinois National Guard & Militia Historical Society board of directors. Darin also belongs to the Historic Reenactment Society based in Chicago and is a member of the 82nd Airborne 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Reenactment group. Mr. Miller will discuss the various weapons the soldiers would have been equipped with on the battlefields of Korea. Including, but not limited to, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M1911 pistol, Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), and the Thompson sub machine gun. Guests will have the chance to don white gloves and hold some of the demilitarized pieces talked about.

We are continually striving to engage the public in learning, and these events are a great opportunity for your audience to gain a better understanding of a time in world history that is often overlooked. I greatly appreciate your help in our continual effort to inform the public.
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