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Friday, March 22, 2019

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Rochester and the State Capitol

SAGE Lunch and Learn Series

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Raymond and Pamela Bruzan, teachers, writers, environmentalists and community boosters from Rochester, will present Cotton, Violins, and Shots in the Night: A Timeline Visit to Rochester, Illinois. Presenting How the 6th Illinois Capitol Stayed in Springfield will be Mark Sorensen, Macon County Historian, former assistant director of the Illinois State Archives and past president of the Illinois State Historical Society.

Celebrating Culture and History

SAGE Lunch and Learn Series

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Elizabeth Alexander and Nell Clay, board members of the Central Illinois African American History Museum, will share the vision of the city's newest cultural center as they present We Have a Dream: The Future of Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum. Dr. James Cornelius, Curator, Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will present Lincoln, Lost and Found: Mysteries and Wonders of Illinois' Lincoln Collection.

Sesquicentennial Church and House of Worship Luncheon

Illinois State Historical Society

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More than 25 historic Illinois churches and synagogues will be recognized and honored at a luncheon hosted by the Illinois State Historical Society on March 10, 2018. This event is a celebration of faith and community for Illinois houses of worship that have been in continuous fellowship for 150 years or more.

Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Services and Roads

McHenry County Historical Society & Museum

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Norman Moline, a historical geographer from Rock Island, will provide a broad survey of the development of Illinois’ connections since 1818. After noting how our state’s shape was determined, learn about the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Hennepin Canal, railroad expansion, significant highway connections and the evolution of postal service – including free urban delivery and then rural delivery. Moline earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, focusing on the impacts of the automobile and good roads from 1900 to 1930. He taught for 45 years at Augustana College in Rock Island. 
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