McDonough County Historical Society
The McDonough County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Dr. John Hallwas, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University, who will give a talk entitled, "W.H.Hainline: Newspaper Editor, Local Historian, and Community Builder." He also will comment on the release of a new book, Memory and Community: The Life and Writings of W.H. Hainline, edited by John Hallwas and Kathy Nichols.
Illinois Bicentennail Commission
Don’t miss Illinois’ 200th Birthday Celebration on December 3, 2018 at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The event will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois’ recognition as the 21st state of the union. The Bicentennial Birthday Party will be a star-studded celebration. Illinois celebrities and contributors in all walks of life, including entertainment, sports, politics and more.
The Wilmette Historical Museum
is hosting the following exhibits:
- The World’s Columbian Exposition
Ends May 31, 2018
- Over Here and Over There: Wilmette and Gross Point in WWI
Ends December 31, 2018
DuPage County Historical Museum
The DuPage County Historical Museum
’s current exhibit, 1917: Catalyst for the Modern Era
explores the world as it appeared 100 years ago. It describes American participation in WWI and changes in gender roles, clothing, technology, and medicine. The loss from the war and disease in the wake of the war are depicted along with other changes in American life that set the stage for a modern era.
The exhibit will be on view until July 30, 2018.
The 2017 Annual Illinois History Awards were presented on Saturday, April 22 in conjunction with the closing ceremonies of the Illinois State Historical Society’s annual Illinois History Symposium, “1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage.” The Symposium and annual Awards Luncheon were held in the Trutter Center on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield.