Friday, July 1, 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.


Abraham Lincoln Event at the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum

Free Event

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Abraham Lincoln was a young man coming into his own at the same time as Illinois. From 1830 to 1860 both would grow to become integral to the United States, one as President of a nation in crisis, the other as the fourth largest state, full of promise.

Visit us on Saturday, July 30 at 5 p.m. for a glimpse of the past, discussion, and refreshments. This FREE event will be held outdoors a the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum pavilion with museum tours available before and after. 

Decatur’s Connection to the 1888-1889 Chicago Cubs World Tour

Macon County History Museum

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What does a young orphaned Black boy, Decatur’s first opera house, and the baseball team that would become the Chicago Cubs have in common? Macon County’s official historian, Mark W. Sorensen, ties all those strands together during his presentation at the Macon County History Museum on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Prudence Crandall Historical Marker Dedication

La Salle County Historical Society, Mendota Museum and Historical Society, Village of Troy Grove, William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the Illinois State Historical Society Historical

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Please join the La Salle County Historical Society, the Mendota Museum and Historical Society, the Village of Troy Grove, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Illinois State Historical Society Historical at the formal ISHS historical marker dedication for Prudence Crandall a courageous woman who fought racial bigotry in New England and then moved for refuge to La Salle County.

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