Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Elaine Evans

Eastland Disaster

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Come share the history and life stories of Chicago's Greatest Tragedy. The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago. On July 24, 1915 before the Eastland cast off its lines from the wharf area near the Clark Street Bridge, it rolled into the Chicago River with over 2,500 passengers and crew members on board. In just minutes, 844 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families. This presentation will include a compelling first-hand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, a video interview of ABC's Ron Magers interviewing several survivors, and dozens of photographs. 

Bishop Hill Chautauqua

Bishop Hill Heritage Association

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One hundred years ago, the great nations of the world agreed to an armistice that ended World War I, the war to end all wars. The 6th Annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua will commemorate The Great War with guest appearances from the major players, including Winston Churchill, General “Black Jack” Pershing, and President Herbert Hoover. 

Pioneer Day and Illinois Bicentennial Celebration 2018

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society

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The Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum invites you to attend our 33rd Annual Pioneer Day in Genoa. This event, appropriate for families or individuals interested in engaging with historical context, handcrafts, and traditions of our community, will include outdoor exhibitors, tours of the museum, live music, a pork chop dinner sponsored by the Genoa Lions Club, and slices of homemade pie for sale.

Center for French Colonial Studies Annual Conference

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The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Center for French Colonial Studies will take place in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, October 12-14, 2018. The conference will include numerous possibilities for visiting the historic sites in and around Ste. Genevieve, both with group tours and on one’s own.
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