Tuesday, February 8, 2022 / Categories: Illinois Heritage, General News Illinois Heritage, January–February 2022 Volume 25, Number 1 To our readers Years from now when students are researching the Omicron winter of 2022, they’ll perhaps wonder what we muddling mortals did to keep the virus at bay, besides getting vaccinated every six months. They’ll wonder, “perhaps,” because there’s an odd chance the variant we currently are combating will mutate and render all history—except Illinois history—moot. The eschatologists are already pondering this, and we’ll let them, because we have the January–February issue of Illinois Heritage to nourish and protect us until the next injection. In this issue of Illinois Heritage, our contributors—Kristan McKinsey, John Hallwas, Beth Young, Martin Joyce, Greg Koos, James Cornelius, Cindy Reinhardt, Mark Sorensen, and others—offer a banquet of delights across the Prairie State, a sampling of art and literature, travel and letters, and history in the making, just enough to sustain and inspire us until the next issue. Meanwhile, here at the ISHS office in Springfield, we’re gearing up for the 2022 “Best of Illinois History” awards, which will take place (in person, we hope) on Saturday, April 9 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts here in the capital city. This event promises to be a celebration of the first order, with more than 35 award presentations to the best Illinois history writers, exhibitors, website developers, film producers, preservations, and educators we could find. Mark your calendars, get your boosters, and buy yourself a fancy face-mask—we plan to party likes it’s 2022. And if we have to Zoom it all again, it will be awesome to see you and celebrate with you the “Best of Illinois History.” William Furry Executive Director Table of ContentsDepartments To our readers President’s message Letters ISHS News Obituary: Mark Plummer The honor roll Features Forgotten voices: Preston Bradley—Minister, author, social crusader Illinois Women Artists series, #49: The three arts club of Chicago (Sample Article) Historic headlines: Looking for Lincoln Thomas Nast’s “Peace in Union: Ten West Pointers, one postage stamp, and Galena’s treasure Historical marker to John L. Lewis dedicated in Panama (Sample Article) The Lincoln collector “Dear Jane”: The tell-all letters of Major Peyton C. Smith, citizen of Adams County Coinmetromania: Strolling the headstones Writing a 19th century local history in the 21st century Rolling along: 125 years at the Austin Outing Club On the cover Coal miners from the Shoal Creek Panama #1 Mine in Panama, Illinois, circa 1909, dressed for a night on the town. Pictured are (?) West, George Savage, Clayton Romani, and John L. Lewis, the future president of the United Mine Workers of America. --Photo courtesy Panama Village Museum.Issue Price$10.00 Print Tags: Civil War Women Artists Abraham Lincoln Women Historical Markers Artists John L. Lewis Social Clubs Related articles Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022 Illinois Heritage, September–October 2022 Illinois Heritage, July–August 2022 Illinois Heritage, May–June 2022 Illinois Heritage, March–April 2022 Previous Issue Illinois Heritage, November–December 2021 Next Issue Illinois Heritage, March–April 2022 Please login or register to post comments.