Thursday, May 24, 2018


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The Law, Lincoln and True Crime

Book Signing and Talks

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Come and meet these award-winning authors. Brian "Bob" Dekle, retired as a prosecutor and law skills professor, will speak about Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln. Brian Dirck, professor of history at Anderson University, has written six books about Lincoln, including Lincoln the Lawyer and Lincoln and the Constitution.

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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Original Illinois Civil War Flags

Springfield and Macoupin County Civil War Round Tables

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Original Illinois Civil War Flags presented by Bill Lear, curator of Illinois State Military Museum.
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