Sunday, December 4, 2022

Illinois Heritage

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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.

Illinois State Historical Society   |   Strawbridge-Shepherd House   |   PO Box 1800   |   Springfield, IL 62705-1800


Madison County “History Harvest”

Madison County Historical Society

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Current or former residents of Madison County are invited to attend a “History Harvest” on Saturday, November 19 from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. at the Madison County Archival Library. The library is located at 801 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, Illinois. The focus of this History Harvest is to collect information for a future museum exhibit about immigration and migration to Madison County.

Freedom & Remembrance Memorial

Peoria Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society

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November 3, 2022 INVITATION Peoria, Illinois

You are invited to the public presentation of the complete set of historical markers cast for the Freedom & Remembrance Memorial planned for South Peoria. This event, supported by the Peoria Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS), will be held as follows:

Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00 pm
Grand Lobby of the Peoria Riverfront Museum
222 SW Washington Street, Peoria IL

The Country and the City: Screening and Discussion of “Kaskaskia and the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, Part 2”

Watch a video program on our YouTube channel, or attend a screening and community discussion around the state

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November 22, 6:30 p.m. CT
Chester Public Library, 733 S State St, Chester, IL 62233 

Kaskaskia and the Pursuit of a More Perfect Union examines what the complex history of Illinois’ first capital, Kaskaskia, can teach us about present day pursuits of a unified public.

Road Scholars: Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture

A Road Scholar Program by Cynthia A. Clampitt

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St. Paul United Church of Christ, 1319 N 1720th Ave, Fowler, IL 62338

A Road Scholar Program by Cynthia A. Clampitt

This is a one-hour lecture about the history of pigs and pork and the impact these animals had worldwide but more especially the impact they had once introduced to the Midwest, including why Sandburg would call Chicago “Hog Butcher for the World.”

The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories Kick-off Event

Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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November 19, 2:00 p.m. CT
Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

The NEA Big Read: Indigenous Stories celebrates the diverse Indigenous heritages of North America through free community book groups, public discussions, and hands-on workshops.​

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