Common Law of Dower & Coverture
Researching your female ancestors can sometimes prove to be difficult. Our guest speaker, Micki Faruzzi, will help unravel the centuries of laws and terms that have defined our female ancestors.
Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food when the annual Winter Rendezvous returns November 2 & 3.
Dining in History: MCHS Explores Masonic History at former John Wildi Home
The Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) will hold their annual Dining in History event on Nov. 3 at the John Wildi Masonic Temple in Highland, IL. Guests for this ticketed event will tour the historic Wildi home, and enjoy a dinner catered by the Urban Farmhouse Eatery and Pie Company followed by a program on the history of Freemasons in Madison County. Tickets ($40 for MCHS members; $45 for non-members) and additional information are available on-line at www.madcohistory.org/dining-in-history/ or by calling 618-216-2768. The deadline for reservations is Oct. 25.
Free Frank’s New Philadelphia, Illinois: First U.S. Town Founded by a Black Man
Learn of the personal history and living legacy of Free Frank McWorter, who founded New Philadelphia, an abolitionist town just 20 miles from slavery, and purchased 16 family members from slavery, starting with his pregnant wife and then himself.
Germans in Illinois: An Author Event
The St. Clair County Historical Society and the Belleville Public Library are pleased to present an engaging discussion with the authors of the brand new book, Germans in Illinois.
War Emergency Pipeline Historical Marker Dedication
A Dedication Ceremony of an Illinois State Historical Society historical marker honoring the completion of the War Emergency Pipeline at Norris City will be held at Enbridge – Texas Eastern in Norris City on November 11, 2019 (Veterans’ Day) at 2 p.m.
An Evening with Vincent Speranza
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and Veteran’s Day, World War II veteran and author Vincent Speranza of Auburn will tell his gripping and inspiring story of his life during the war and since.
Anti-Slavery Movement in Illinois
Illinois may have been a free state, but its anti-slavery forces were far from united. This free session of the Illinois History Forum features historian Jeanne Schultz Angel separating fact from fiction on how the Underground Railroad operated in Illinois.
George Rogers Clark Campsite Historical Marker Rededication
Join us on Sunday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at the Mary's River Covered Bridge site for the rededication of the George Rogers Clark Campsite historical marker.
D. D. Collins House Historical Marker Dedication
Join us on Saturday, November 23, at 1 p.m. for the D. D. Collins House historical marker dedication. Built in 1845 by Daniel Dove Collins the house is an example of Greek Revival architecture. In 2002 the Collins House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
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.
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,
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