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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, November–December 2021

Illinois Heritage, November–December 2021

Illinois Heritage, November–December 2021

Volume 24, Number 46

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we explore the “Badger Huts” of Jo Daviess County, the destruction of an elegant Italianate farm house in Springfield, the remarkable career of author and editor William Maxwell, Ottawa’s tent colony for the treatment of tuberculosis patients, the elegant art of Christia M. Reade, Joseph Harker’s ascent from the coal mines of southern Illinois to the presidency of the Illinois Woman’s College in Jacksonville, and so much more, including several newly installed historical markers around the state.

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to renew your ISHS membership. In the coming weeks you will be receiving reminders in the mail from the University of Illinois Press, which handles our subscription and membership renewals. Early renewals help cut down on costs and give us a leg up on the new year. Thanks to all of you who have already sent in your renewals. We look forward to hearing from you in 2022.

William Furry
Executive Director

Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President’s messdage
  • ISHS News and letters
  • The Lincoln Collector
  • The honor roll


  • Forgotten Voices from Illinois history: William Maxwell (Sample Article)
  • Illinois Women Artists series, #48: Christia M. Reade
  • Preservation: Historic Leland farmhouse demolished
  • Badger huts in the old lead mine district
  • Historic headlines: Illinois Statehood Day
  • Fall harvest: Heritage contributors share their pics of the season
  • ‘Call me Joe’: A transformative priest and his campus ministry
  • The Bettie Stuart Institute
  • Ottawa’s tent colony: Fighting the scourge of tuberculosis in the upper Illinois River valley
  • New ISHS marker dedications (Sample Article)


‘I gave my services willingly’

On the cover

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site interpreter Ron Howells gives young Abram “Abe” Thompson a lesson in apple butter production during a recent fall festival. Young Abe was born at New Salem two years ago, the first child born in New Salem in more than 170 years.
--Photo by William Furry

Issue Price$10.00
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