Fun Frosty Friday
Jumpstart your holiday season at the 5th Annual Fun Frosty Friday! This FREE family event features fun for the entire family and includes trains, face painting, balloon art and our signature LIFE-SIZED CANDY LAND ADVENTURE!
Illinois History Symposium
On Tuesday, December 3, the Illinois State Historical Society hosts its annual Illinois History Symposium, in conjunction with a UIS "Lunch and Learn" program.
Pierre Menard Home Annual Christmas Festival
Plan to join us in celebrating the Christmas season in the traditions as the French of Kaskaskia, New Orleans and Montreal Canada would have in the 1700/1800s! Some of these traditions are still done today!
Christmas at the Iles House–Candlelight Open House
Continuing a long tradition of Candlelight Tours at the Iles House, you are cordially invited to see the House in all its candle-lit splendor on two Saturdays, December 7th and 14th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tales from the Vault: Civil War Battles
Join ALPLM Lincoln Historian Dr. Christian McWhirter as he shows and discusses items from our collection from and about Civil War battles. Learn what it was like to fight in the Civil War and how its battles have been remembered over time. Reservations are not required.
Christmas at the Iles House–Historic Christmas Open House
On Saturday afternoon, December 14, join us from 1 to 4 p.m. for “An Historic Christmas” with special tours of the house telling how the celebration of Christmas grew and evolved during the 19th century.
Clayville Candlelight Christmas
Join us for the 1st Annual Clayville Candlelight Christmas at the Clayville Historic Site. We will provide tours of our decorated Broadwell Inn, Batterton Cabin, White Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Ag Museum.
Illinois History Forum - Looking for Lincoln
Join Sarah Watson, the executive director of the “Looking for Lincoln” project, as she takes you on a journey of the 43-county Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.
Lincoln’s Assassination and its Consequences
Prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a series of speeches in Illinois in the aftermath of President Lincoln’s assassination that ask timely questions about the direction the Nation will take into the Reconstruction Period. Many of those questions remain relevant decades later in a compelling presentation and discussion with historical reenactor Bob Davis.
The Life and Times of Abram Hunsaker: First Settler of Union County
Abram Hunsaker is the first documented settler in what is now Union County, Illinois. His arrival in 1803 along with his nephew George Woolf, helped pave the way for settlement in western Southern Illinois.
Tales from the Vault–Love and Romance
Join ALPLM manuscripts curator Christopher Schnell to explore and discuss changing attitudes about love, romance, dating, and relationships using textual material from the 19th and 20th centuries.
MOMCC Spring Conference "Traveling in America"
We have got a once in a lifetime conference planned for Spring 2020! Join us March 12 - 14, 2020 for an experience you won't soon forget: "Traveling in America" aboard the Spirit of Peoria riverboat, Peoria,
Iwo Jima & Okinawa: Brutal Combat on the Doorstep of Japan
There was only one thing luring American war planners to invade the tiny island of Iwo Jima in February 1945. The island of black volcanic sand was little more than a dot in the midst of the vast Pacific Ocean, but it was only 763 miles from Tokyo, and thus was an ideal spot to land crippled B-29s returning from the Japanese mainland on their way to Tinian Island.
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