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Annual Hyde Park Historical Society History Fair Awards Program

Hyde Park Historical Society

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Meet the winners of the Society's award for the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township from the 2019 Chicago Metro History Fair and see a presentation of their projects. Commentary on student projects will be made by local historians.

For more information, contact: Kathy Huff, kathy@rogerhuff.com, 773-241-7141.

The Best of Illinois History 2019 awards presented at ISHS Annual Meeting in Petersburg

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On Friday, April 26, the Illinois State Historical Society’s “Best of Illinois History” awards were presented to a packed house at Roots Banquet Hall in Petersburg, the county seat of Menard County. More than 30 individuals, museums, publishers and authors, and regional historical societies were honored for their efforts during the state’s bicentennial year to showcase Illinois history to their respective communities and to the world.

Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park

Hyde Park Historical Society

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The Hyde Park Historical Society, Friends of the Parks and Jackson Park Advisory Council will present a Flashlight Tour of Jackson Park. As part of the Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks initiative, this program provides a rare opportunity to explore Jackson Park during the nighttime. 

New Philadelphia and the Story of Free Frank

Madison County Historical Society and the Hayner Genealogy and Local History Library of Alton

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In partnership with the Hayner Genealogy and Local History Library of Alton, the Madison County Historical Society will host Gerald A. McWorter and Kate Williams-McWorter, authors of a new book on the town of New Philadelphia, Illinois. New Philadelphia, located in Pike County about 20 miles east of Hannibal, Missouri, was the first known town in the United States to be founded and platted by an African-American. 

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