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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.

 

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.

Illinois’ Underground Railroad: Tribune series shines light on freedom seekers’ journeys through state

Chicago Tribune

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September shines light on the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, created in 1998 to show the history of resistance to enslavement. The Network to Freedom features a verified, ongoing list of Underground Railroad sites, facilities and programs in the United States.

Illinois Heritage, July–August 2023

Volume 26, Number 4

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With the Summer Solstice fast fading in the rearview mirror, we’re setting sights on Autumnal adventures, starting with the ISHS’s Sesquicentennial House of Worship luncheon, which takes place September 23 in Springfield. Next on the ISHS calendar is the Annual Conference on Illinois History, which takes place October 5–6 at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

The July-August issue of Illinois Heritage includes Clifton Jackson’s article on the 1902 racially motivated attacks in Eldorado that shut down a Tuskegee-modeled school before it got off the ground, and Jim Ridings’ curious story about the Aurora mayor who appointed a parrot to run that city’s police force.

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, Spring 2023

Volume 116, Number 1

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The Spring 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.

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