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Becoming a member not only supports the Illinois State Historical Society, but also delivers excellent benefits to you giving you an excellent source of historical literature and resources. We offer multiple membership options for all stages and income levels. Look at our Membership area to find a plan that will work for you and join TODAY.

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Today in history

9/19/1971

The Chicago Bears move to Soldier Field as a regular season home. Chicago defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-15 before capacity crowd of 55,701 in the Bears’ first game since moving from Wrigley.

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Publications

Publications

Illinois Heritage is our publication designed to encourage various professional, amateur historians and the general public to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is the scholarly publication with peer-reviewed Journal articles, essays, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest.

Historical Markers

Historical Markers

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.

Our online store is now open

The Illinois State Historical Society has worked hard to open an online store which features literature and hard-goods which are related to Illinois. These are often hard to find or limited run items.

If you have a history buff in your family that is hard to buy for this is your place to shop! While anyone can purchase items we offer additional discounts to ISHS members. Visit our store to browse the current inventory of items, item availability and inventory will change often.

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Latest News

ISHS Holiday Ornament

ISHS Holiday Ornament

The ISHS is now offering this beautifully handcrafted snowflake ornament. It is made in the U.S.A. from solid brass with a gold finish. The ornament is digitally printed in several colors, includes the Illinois State Historical Society logo, and is packaged in an elegant gold box.

 

ISHS Historical Marker Dedication: The “British Invasion” Begins

The Saline County Tourism Board and the Illinois State Historical Society

Join us on Friday night, September 17, when an ISHS historical marker will be unveiled in Eldorado to commemorate an unlikely jam session, a footnote in rock 'n' roll history, which gives southern Illinois the distinction of hosting the first concert by a member of the Beatles in America.

On-site Safety and Health Consultation Program for Museums and Preservation Groups

Illinois Department of Labor

Attention local museums and preservation groups!

The Illinois Department of Labor would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its On-site Safety and Health Consultation Program, a health and safety resource for your organization. The Federal OSHA is partnering with The American Institute for Conservation concerning the potential safety hazards within the industry and has asked IDOL to work with local museums and preservation groups to inform them of our program. OSHA federally funds IDOL’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program. 

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Do you have an exciting local history news story or an event that you would like to share? Use this form to submit it and after a quick review it will be added to our news roll or events calendar. The goal is to add news and events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois’ rich history. Get involved and get the word out about news and events in your area.

 

 

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