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ISHS Website Revamp

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The ISHS website is in the process of being rebuilt and moved to another server. In the meantime, most content on our page is still accessible and functioning. However, until the revamp is finished, we are unable to upload new images and PDF documents.

Thank you for your patience with us as we work toward bringing you a better website.

 

Illinois History Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society and the UIS Alumni SAGE Society

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On Tuesday, December 3, the Illinois State Historical Society hosts its annual Illinois History Symposium, in conjunction with a UIS "Lunch and Learn" program.

2019 ISHS Illinois Ozark Fall Tour

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Pack your bags and backpacks!

Southern Illinois is nature’s wonderland and in the fall it is magical! Join us as we explore the southeasternmost corner of the state for our fall tour, October 1-3, led by a team of historians and archaeologists. You won’t want to miss this adventure in “Egypt,” where we’ll explore the Shawnee National Forest, historic and prehistoric landmarks, the Garden of Gods, and sites associated with early industry, the Civil War, and the Underground Railroad. We’ll also be lodging at the San Damiano Retreat Center, a beautiful hideaway on the cliffs above the Ohio River. This ISHS Fall Tour is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Best of Illinois History Awards and Annual Meeting Luncheon

Illinois State Historical Society

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On Saturday, April 20th, 2024, the Illinois State Historical Society will host the 2024 ISHS “Best of Illinois History” awards, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Illinois history in the previous calendar year. This year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, 420 South Sixth Street, The price to ISHS members for this luncheon buffet is $50 per person, $60 for non-members. Please make your reservations early as seating is limited. Reservation deadline is April 8th.

Paid parking for the event will be at the city parking ramp immediately to the north of the Hoogland Center, and free but limited on-street parking is available up and down Fifth and Sixth streets.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call the office at 217-525-2781, ext. #2.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street
Springfield IL 62701 (Map)

 

 

Call for Papers/Presentations: Second Annual Conference on Northern Illinois History and Cultural Heritage

NIU Libraries Regional History Center

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Transnational Communities and Global Influences In/On Northern Illinois
Saturday April 20, 2024
Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, Illinois

The Regional History Center at NIU Libraries invites proposals for papers, sessions, panels, and multi-media presentations for a conference exploring transnational communities and global influences in and on the history and cultural heritage of Northern Illinois. Transnational communities consist of groups and individuals who maintain familial, social, and economic ties across national borders and political jurisdictions.

Thousand-Year Statehouse: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol

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Thousand-Year Statehouse by David L. Finnigan is an oversize, 258-page hardcover volume that you will be delighted to own. Inside you will find the architectural history and fascinating stories behind each major room in the New Statehouse, accompanied by over 140 full-page, color photos.

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2023

Volume 26, Number 5

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In this issue of Illinois Heritage we meet several interesting people from our Prairie State past—Studs Terkel, Milton Kimbler, Eve Josephson Garrison, ––and we revisit Eldorado, Illinois, at the turn of the last century when rioters shut down a Tuskegee model school for African American children and created a “sundown town” in southern Illinois. We also look at the Potawatomi Trail of Death, which came through central Illinois in 1837.

The Heritage is published six times per year and is available as a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Individual editions can also be purchased by contacting our office directly. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information. Click on the “Read More” button to see this issue’s Editor's Comments, Table of Contents, and sample articles.

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Summer–Fall 2023

Volume 116, Numbers 2–3

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The Summer–Fall 2023 issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is now available. The Journal, the scholarly publication of the ISHS, is published quarterly and is a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Each issue includes articles, essays, book reviews, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest. Visit our Membership page for membership options and information. Click on the “Read More” button to read this issue's Editor's Notes and see a list of articles included in this issue.

ISHS Advisory Board member Dr. Alonzo Ward to speak at the Oglesby Mansion

Illinois State Historical Society

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Associate Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University Dr. Alonzo Ward will speak on the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution (often called the reconstruction Amendments) and their effect on African-American migration to Illinois and Industrialization of the Illinois economy.

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