An ISHS historical marker in Brown County, just west of Ripley and 6 miles east of Mt. Sterling, honors the speech given here by Abraham Lincoln during his senate campaign against Stephen Douglas.
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Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.
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Join us on Saturday, October 17, at 1 p.m. for the dedication of the House of Alvarus Gage, Founder of Somonauk historical marker.
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Jr. Historians LIVE! Found it in the Archives
If you’re curious about the zany, weird, and downright awesome artifacts and documents the Presidential Library collects, then this exciting Junior Historians LIVE! event is for you. In this fun, talk show-style event, the Education Department will interview members of our Library staff as they showcase and share stories about their favorite items in our collection.
Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – How Medical Crises Change Our Process of Communication (Via Zoom)
Presenter: Ann Strahle, Associate Professor, Communication
Moderator: Terri Noel, Founder and Owner, Encore Consulting & Publishing
ALPLM Reading Club: Coraline
The ALPLM Reading Club invites you to read Neil Gaiman’s Coraline! Just in time for Halloween, our spooky selection for this month features creepy descriptions, heart pounding suspense, and (possibly) bone-chilling illustrations. If you’re interested in a thrill, a chill, and good conversation, join us for this discussion.
Little Lincolns Fireside Tales: Halloween
Little Lincoln's Fireside Tales is an exciting, new children’s literacy program designed for our youngest guests the fourth Tuesday of each month. Hear two to three short stories and engage in short activities between each book. They will then enjoy arts and crafts activities tied to our monthly theme. October's theme is Halloween.
Across the Street and Around the Corner – Zooming in on Susan Lawrence Dana’s Neighbors – 1902 and Beyond
Who were the people who lived near Susan on Lawrence and Fourth Streets? What was their impact on Springfield? What was Springfield like in the early 1900s? Zoom in on a past era of Springfield history and learn what remains today.
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