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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

General News

Commemorating the past: The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Deryn Pomeroy talks historical markers

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Editor’s note: The Illinois State Historical Society is the proud recipient of a three-year, matching grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation® (Syracuse, New York) to place 25 new historical markers around the state that focus on marginalized or neglected narratives in Illinois history. Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee and Director of Strategic Initiatives of the foundation, agreed to answer these questions we posed to her.

Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022

Volume 25, Number 6

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There is so much history in the November-December issue of Illinois Heritage, and our list of contributors continues to grow. Bucky Halker’s portrait of Woody Guthrie in Illinois is a fascinating look at a 20th century icon not generally associated with the Prairie State, and Dave Joens’ “Breaking up is Hard to Do,” a  discussion of Illinois’s contentious sectionalism, explores the many aborted paths to secession in our 204-year history. Chris Suerdieck’s “The First Burger King” tells us about a mom-and-pop hamburger joint in Mattoon that made headlines simply by sticking to a winning recipe, and we say goodbye to Dr. G. Cullom Davis, a friend and colleague who changed the way we do history.

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

ISHS Historical Marker, Carthage Illinois Campus (1870-1964), Dedication

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In recognition of Carthage’s 175th anniversary, we invite you to join in celebrating an essential part of the College’s history — the Carthage Illinois Campus (1870-1964) and all of those who attended there — with the installation of an Illinois State Historical Society marker on the original site in Carthage, Illinois.

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2022

Volume 25, Number 4

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In this issue of Illinois Heritage we take a canoe trip with “Ernie” Hemingway and his chums down the Des Plaines and Illinois rivers, meet a celebrated children’s author and artist from Macomb, investigate Chicago’s “Babbling Burglar” and his gang of bent cops, plant trees in Kewanee with some enterprising high school students, and explore the evolution of the Illinois prairie into an agricultural incubator for farming innovations around the world.

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