The January-February 2018, issue of Illinois Heritage invites its readers to celebrate the state’s
bicentennial isues. Adventures around
the Prairie State take us on a veritable road trip around the state without
leaving our hearth. Art and literature
are celebrated with a look a Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Carl and Mark Van
Doren and the art of Irma Rene Koen. Traveling the state with authors Stephen
Leonard and Keith Sculle will surely jog a reader’s memory of their own trips. Finally, be sure not to miss our state’s
bicentennial time travel in the first installment of “Illinois in Time.”
Illinois State Archives
St. Clair County Historical Society
Learn how to preserve and protect your photographic memories. Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop with Curator Will Shannon. It all takes place at the Emma Kunz House (602 Fulton Street in Belleville; Lower Level) on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Chicago Jewish Historical Society
Birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago played an important role in the development of architectural Modernism. This great legacy includes the contributions of many Jewish architects, some now famous and some who have been overlooked. In this presentation Julia Bachrach, historian, author, and preservation planning consultant, will highlight the work of Chicago's Jewish architects from the 1890s through the 1970s. A social hour with kosher pastries will follow the program.
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society
Abraham Lincoln portrayer Kevin Wood will present “A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Abiding Call.”