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First Soybeans Planted in Illinois Historical Marker Dedication

Lewis and Clark Community College, the City of Alton, and the Illinois State Historical Society

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Lewis and Clark Community College, the City of Alton, and the Illinois State Historical Society cordially invite you to attend the reveal of hidden history with an official Illinois State Historical Society marker on the site in Alton, Illinois, where the first soybeans were planted in the State of Illinois in 1851.  

July-August 2019

Volume 22, Number 4

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This issue of Illinois Heritage will fill the hours with Prairie State wonders. New contributor Mark Pohlad, an architectural historian from DePaul University, shares his thoughts on the 100th anniversary of the conveyance of New Salem to the State of Illinois. Kristan McKinsey serves up another out-standing profile in our long-running series on Illinois Women Artists. And Mark Flotow and his camera capture the Lincoln Days festival and Civil War “battle” on Lake Pittsfield, which took place over Memorial Day weekend in Pike County. But that’s not all.

ISHS Director William Shannon IV takes us to East St. Louis to remember a civil rights struggle in 1963, where African-American protestors challenged the community to level the playing field for jobs and to create equitable opportunities previously denied them. Last but never least, John Hallwas presents another “Forgotten Voices from Illinois History,” this time on a little-known publishing house that turned heads around the world toward Prairie City, Illinois.

Thank you for reading Illinois Heritage. Your membership and gifts keep this organization vital and relevant. We cannot serve Illinois history without you. 

French Colonial Breakfast

Pierre Menard Home

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Come join us for an early morning gathering by the fire. We will have French style breakfast food including a lemon thyme tea bread, along with hot mulled cider and two types of coffee (cafe au lait and regular coffee). We will be set up in the back of the house by the summer kitchen. Brenda S. Thompson will also be displaying her paintings and will have her easel up painting at the Home. 

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