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Service to the State: Addison Area Residents and Their Impact on Illinois

Addison Historical Museum

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This Bicentennial exhibit showcases Addison area residents who have served the state of Illinois as public servants from the days of the Civil War all the way to the present. They have served in a variety of roles ranging from Lieutenant Governor to State Senator and Representative. These local leaders came from different ethnic and social backgrounds and professions. Each, in his or her own way, has made a singular impact on the history of Illinois.

ISHS to Honor Illinois Centennial Businesses

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Is your Illinois-based business a century or more older?

Since 1984, the ISHS has presented Centennial Awards to Illinois businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have operated continuously in the state for 100 years or more. Previous ISHS Centennial honorees number more than 1,400 and include banks, businesses, manufacturers, cemetery associations, libraries, private utility companies, country clubs, funeral homes, newspapers, union organizations, “mom and pop” general stores, and municipalities.

May - June 2018

Volume 21, Number 3

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The Illinois Bicentennial is now entering its fifth month. We hope you and your historical society or museum are finding significant and creative ways to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary, not just for the year, but for the future. Visit us on our website ( and tell us what your community has planned. We’ll do our best to help you get the word out. 

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial, meet forgotten playwright Charles Dazey, learn how amateur historians and genealogists can change history, and sit down to lunch with Sesquicentennial Church congregations.

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