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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.

General News

ISHS Historical Marker Dedication: The “British Invasion” Begins

The Saline County Tourism Board and the Illinois State Historical Society

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Join us on Friday night, September 17, when an ISHS historical marker will be unveiled in Eldorado to commemorate an unlikely jam session, a footnote in rock 'n' roll history, which gives southern Illinois the distinction of hosting the first concert by a member of the Beatles in America.

On-site Safety and Health Consultation Program for Museums and Preservation Groups

Illinois Department of Labor

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Attention local museums and preservation groups!

The Illinois Department of Labor would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its On-site Safety and Health Consultation Program, a health and safety resource for your organization. The Federal OSHA is partnering with The American Institute for Conservation concerning the potential safety hazards within the industry and has asked IDOL to work with local museums and preservation groups to inform them of our program. OSHA federally funds IDOL’s On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program. 

Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Illinois History

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Please join the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as we host the 23rd annual Conference on Illinois History. The conference will offer two full days of panels highlighting research on aspects of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, and archaeology. No need to be an expert to attend, the panels will appeal to academics, teachers, and anyone interested in the past!

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Spring 2021

Volume 114, Number 1

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The Spring 2021 issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is printed and in the mail. The Journal, the scholarly publication of the ISHS, is published quarterly and is a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Each issue includes articles, essays, book reviews, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest. Visit our Membership page for membership options and information. Click on the “Read More” button for a list of articles and reviews included in this issue.

 

 

 

Illinois Heritage, July–August 2021

Volume 24, Number 4

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Summer in Illinois. Cicadas, hummingbirds, mosquitos, daylilies, day trips, watermelon, sweetcorn, and the Illinois State Fair. Whatever makes your Prairie State summer special, I hope the season is full of wonders and surprises.

This issue is packed with articles guaranteed to expand your Illinois horizon. I am forever delighted with what our contributors deliver in variety and diversity, and how generous they are with their research. My hope is that you share your Illinois Heritage with family and friends, and with anyone interested in our state’s marvelous history. Our contributors deserve the broadest possible audience we can deliver. It’s small compensation for such tremendous effort.

If you are looking for an opportunity to support and sustain our publications, this is a good time to make a contribution to the Illinois Heritage Fund, or to the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Please send your donations to:

Illinois Heritage Fund
Illinois State Historical Society
P.O. Box 1800
Springfield, IL 62705-1800

As always, thanks for sharing your history and heritage. The Illinois prairie blossoms in the summer, and more so when we tell our stories.

William Furry
Executive Director

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