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Illinois Heritage Magazine

Illinois Heritage, the popular history magazine of the Illinois State Historical Society, was established in 1997 to encourage professional and amateur historians, museum professionals, teachers, genealogists, journalists, and other researchers to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

Illinois 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.

Visit our Illinois Heritage Magazine section to see issue summaries and sample articles from recent releases.

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Illinois Heritage, May–June 2018

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2018
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Illinois Heritage, May–June 2018

Volume 21, Number 3

The Illinois Bicentennial is now entering its fifth month. We hope you and your historical society or museum are finding significant and creative ways to celebrate and commemorate the anniversary, not just for the year, but for the future. Visit us on our website ( and tell us what your community has planned. We’ll do our best to help you get the word out. 

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial, meet forgotten playwright Charles Dazey, learn how amateur historians and genealogists can change history, and sit down to lunch with Sesquicentennial Church congregations.

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Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President's message
  • ISHS News
  • The honor roll


  • Forgotten Voices: Illinois playwright Charles T. Dazey
  • Monumental dream in stone: The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial turns 30
  • Bicentennial Timeline
  • 2018 ISHS member list
  • Illinois Women Artists series, Part 33: Anna L. Stacey
  • Foundations of faith: ISHS hosted sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon (sample article)
  • Our Journal and record: JISHS editor Mark Hubbard talks about the Society's flagship publication
  • Remember the ladies: More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women–now mostly forgotten (sample article)
  • Lincoln in Toulon: Historians knew Lincoln and Douglas were in Stark County in the fall of 1858, they just couldn't agree when
  • The little engine that couldn't: The Oil Track Railroad in southeastern Illinois
  • Obituary: Katheryn (Katie) Heires
  • Looking for Lincoln Wayside project
Issue Price$5.00
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