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Freedom & Remembrance Memorial

Peoria Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society

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November 3, 2022 INVITATION Peoria, Illinois

You are invited to the public presentation of the complete set of historical markers cast for the Freedom & Remembrance Memorial planned for South Peoria. This event, supported by the Peoria Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS), will be held as follows:

Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00 pm
Grand Lobby of the Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street, Peoria IL

Madison County's Indian Captivity Story, What Really Happened to the Gillhams?

Madison County Historical Society

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On Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) Speaker Series will return to an in-person format. The June program will be held in the lower level of Immanuel United Methodist Church at 800 N. Main St., Edwardsville, directly across the street from the MCHS Library. The presenter, Library Research Manager Mary Z. Rose, will explore the facts about the only documented Indian captive narrative of Madison County.

The Jackson County Historical Society

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The Jackson County Historical Society is excited to announce it has added more than a dozen new indexes to its website. The indexes contain more than 159,000 names including vital records (births, marriages and deaths thru 1925) early courthouse records (divorces, criminal complaints and insanity petitions) and obituaries/death notices through 2020. Copies of the records can be ordered through the Historical Society’s website. Visit us today at

Stone Repair and Restoration

Landmarks Illinois & IMI Annual Historic Preservation Education Event

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For Landmarks Illinois Stakeholders, Preservationists, Architects, Owners, Developers, General Contractors, BAC Signatory Contractors, Gov’t Officials

Historical Society Offers New Resource for Genealogists

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A valuable new tool for genealogists has just been completed by volunteers and staff at the Madison County Archival Library. It is expected that the new “Guardianship Index” will help genealogists solve roadblocks in their family trees and allow them to learn more about their ancestors.

MCHS has put the index on its website so it can be accessed by anyone, although a visit to the library will be necessary to see the actual file. The index can be found at

It can also be located by going to, and looking at Library Resources on the Archival Library page. 

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