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  • Life and Legacy of Virginia Eifert
    4/20/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Life and Legacy of Virginia Eifert

    The life and legacy of Virginia Eifert will the topic of the Sangamon County Historical Society’s video program on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.Virginia Eifert (1911-1966) was a prolific naturalist, author, artist and Springfield native who worked at the Illinois State Museum where she created, wrote and edited The Living Museum magazine as  well as publications about flowers, birds, animals, rivers, people and history.

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  • 2021 ISHS History Symposium
    4/22/2021 10:00 AM - 4/24/2021 5:00 PM

    2021 ISHS History Symposium

    The 2021 ISHS History Symposium will be online starting April 15. The program is a combination of recorded, on-demand sessions and live sessions (April 22-24). With the theme "Changing Historical Landscapes," the lineup features historians, artists, and community members engaged in efforts to reimagine, reinvigorate, and revise commemoration and historical interpretation throughout the state.

    Live sessions will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar and the ISHS YouTube Channel. Attendees must complete a simple, free registration for each live session.The Symposium schedule and registration links can be found here.

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  • 2021 Best of Illinois History Awards and ISHS Annual Meeting
    4/23/2021 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    2021 Best of Illinois History Awards and ISHS Annual Meeting

    This past year was challenging on multiple levels, not just because of the pandemic but due to the stress our museums, historical societies, and other educational communities have endured to keep our doors open (even when closed), and to give our staffs and volunteers meaningful tasks and goals to achieve. How empowering to know that even in an international crisis and lockdown we still can enrich other lives by sharing our Illinois history. Our “Best of Illinois History” celebration takes place over Zoom beginning at 4 p.m., on Friday, April 23.

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  • 2021 ISHS History Symposium
    4/22/2021 10:00 AM - 4/24/2021 5:00 PM

    2021 ISHS History Symposium

    The 2021 ISHS History Symposium will be online starting April 15. The program is a combination of recorded, on-demand sessions and live sessions (April 22-24). With the theme "Changing Historical Landscapes," the lineup features historians, artists, and community members engaged in efforts to reimagine, reinvigorate, and revise commemoration and historical interpretation throughout the state.

    Live sessions will be broadcast via Zoom Webinar and the ISHS YouTube Channel. Attendees must complete a simple, free registration for each live session.The Symposium schedule and registration links can be found here.

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  • In Her Footsteps: The Radium Girls of Ottawa, IL
    4/27/2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    In Her Footsteps: The Radium Girls of Ottawa, IL

    The young women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in the 1920s were told that the radium they were using to paint clock faces was harmless. Encouraged to use their lips to give their brushes a fine point, these women contracted radiation poisoning and their health suffered terribly. Join Curator of History, Erika Holst, for the fascinating and tragic tale of the brave factory workers whose quest for justice forever changed US Labor laws.

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