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Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Join us on Veterans Day as we honor our nation’s Vietnam War veterans during a special event at 3:00 PM in the Museum’s Union Theater. Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Al Lynch will be the featured speaker. All Vietnam veterans will receive a Department of Defense lapel pin signifying your service during the Vietnam War at the conclusion of the event.  

2018 Illinois History Symposium on Statehood Day in Springfield

ISHS and University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society

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The Illinois State Historical Society and the University of Illinois Springfield Alumni SAGE Society will host an all-day symposium on Illinois history, December 3, 2018, at the new UIS Student Union. The day-long event includes the SAGE Society's "Lunch and Learn" program, which will focus on immigration and the African diaspora. 

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Henry County

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Henry County Courthouse on Tuesday, October 23. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the courthouse, 307 West Center Street, Cambridge. The event is open to the public.

A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State

Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"

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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"
Edited by David W. Scott, with a foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod

Culled from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society’s 110-year archive of scholarship, this volume of more than thirty articles illuminates the colorful episodes, meaningful events, and significant characters in the rich history of Illinois. Selected by committee and edited by David W. Scott, A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State celebrates the state’s two-hundred-year history with a broad scope of voices and perspective.
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