Friday, August 23, 2019


Elaine Evans

58th Annual Corn Fest and Period Music Jam

Randolph County Historical Society

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If good food, good music, and a good time are on your to-do list don't miss the 58th Annual Corn Fest at the historic eight-sided, one-room Charter Oak School. 

Stealing Lincoln’s Body with Dr. Kevin L. Burke

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

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Join us to hear a little known, and surprisingly humorous American tale of desperation carried out by bumbling criminals. One of the most bizarre events in American history took place in July of 1876, when counterfeiters attempted to steal the body of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. 

First Annual Madison County Historical Society Trivia Night

Madison County Historical Society

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The Madison County Historical Society will host a trivia night on Saturday, August 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 190 South Main Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois.  The public is invited to join them for a night of challenging fun at the Society’s first MCHS Trivia Night. (Don’t worry, to keep things fair, there will not be a Madison County history category!) All categories are general interest questions anyone might know. 

The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America's Best and Worst Chief Executives

Hosted by Brian Lamb, Author and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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C-SPAN has worked with some of the nation’s top historians to study America’s presidents and figure out who did the best job. Their work led to a new book, The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America’s Best – and Worst – Chief Executives. Join us when C-SPAN CEO Rob Kennedy discusses this fascinating new book and chats with Illinois State Historian Samuel Wheeler about the rankings, particularly Abraham Lincoln’s position on the list.

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