Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Elaine Evans

Slavery in Illinois: Slave Owners, Abolitionists, and the Underground Railroad

The Chicago History Museum and the Illinois Holocaust Museum

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Join Darrel Dexter, author of Bondage in Egypt: Slavery in Illinois, and Owen Muelder, author of The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois, as they discuss slave owners, abolitionists and the efforts to aid escaping slaves in Illinois. The Chicago History Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, Charles Bethea, will moderate.

March - April 2019

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This issue of Illinois Heritage is another gift from our sterling contributors. John Hallwas’s beautiful tribute to Virginia Eifert gave us an opportunity to put her portrait as a five-year-old writer on the cover. Mark Flotow revisits Illinois’ Civil War camps and shares how the soldiers who served there remembered their wartime experiences. Kathleen Spaltro takes us to Preston Sturges’ “City of My Dreams” in a fascinating profile of a renowned filmmaker’s coming of age in Chicago, and Mike Kienzler explores hidden art in plain sight in Menard County.

On April 26, the Illinois State Historical Society invites all friends of Prairie State history to join us in Petersburg for the ISHS’s 120th annual meeting, a celebration of the BEST OF ILLINOIS HISTORY and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishing of the village of New Salem and the creation of the state historic site. This event includes the Annual Awards Banquet, as well as a guided afternoon tour of the park. Look for details in this issue of Illinois Heritage and on our webpage,

LeTourneau Steel House Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

Wheels O'Time Museum

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On May 4, an ISHS historical marker will be dedicated at the site of the LeTourneau steel house. The restoration of the LeTourneau steel house was a cooperative project involving the Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation, the Peoria Historical Society and Wheels O’ Time Museum. 

Sacred Spaces: The Architectural Designs of Herbert A. Brand

DuPage County Historical Museum

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The Architectural Designs of Herbert A. Brand will be presented by his grandson, Charles Brand, a lifelong resident of Clarendon Hills. Herb was raised in Danville, and graduated from the University of Illinois School of Architecture in 1908. He established his office in Chicago, designing over 150 churches and educational buildings. His work can be found in DuPage County and throughout Illinois.

Lecture: Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program for Historic Houses

Wilmette Historical Museum

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If you live in a historic district or in a house which is a local landmark or on the National Register of Historic Places, you may be eligible for an 11-year property tax assessment freeze. Join architectural historian Susan Benjamin of Benjamin Historic Certifications for an illustrated talk about how to take advantage of this little-known benefit. 

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