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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

Best of Illinois History Awards and Annual Meeting Luncheon

Illinois State Historical Society

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On Saturday, April 20th, 2024, the Illinois State Historical Society will host the 2024 ISHS “Best of Illinois History” awards, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Illinois history in the previous calendar year. This year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, 420 South Sixth Street, The price to ISHS members for this luncheon buffet is $50 per person, $60 for non-members. Please make your reservations early as seating is limited. Reservation deadline is April 8th.

Paid parking for the event will be at the city parking ramp immediately to the north of the Hoogland Center, and free but limited on-street parking is available up and down Fifth and Sixth streets.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call the office at 217-525-2781, ext. #2.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street
Springfield IL 62701 (Map)

 

 

ISHS Website Revamp

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The ISHS website is in the process of being rebuilt and moved to another server. In the meantime, most content on our page is still accessible and functioning. However, until the revamp is finished, we are unable to upload new images and PDF documents.

Thank you for your patience with us as we work toward bringing you a better website.

 

2023 Iles House Candlelight Tours

Elijah J. Iles House

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The trees are up and trimmed. The stockings have been hung by the chimney. The musicians are tuned up. The luminaries are ready to be lit. The cookies, spiced cider and hot chocolate are ready to be served. Yep, the Candlelight Tours are back and bright as ever this coming Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9.

Call for Papers/Presentations: Second Annual Conference on Northern Illinois History and Cultural Heritage

NIU Libraries Regional History Center

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Transnational Communities and Global Influences In/On Northern Illinois
Saturday April 20, 2024
Northern Illinois University campus in DeKalb, Illinois

The Regional History Center at NIU Libraries invites proposals for papers, sessions, panels, and multi-media presentations for a conference exploring transnational communities and global influences in and on the history and cultural heritage of Northern Illinois. Transnational communities consist of groups and individuals who maintain familial, social, and economic ties across national borders and political jurisdictions.

Thousand-Year Statehouse: The Art and Architecture of the Illinois State Capitol

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Thousand-Year Statehouse by David L. Finnigan is an oversize, 258-page hardcover volume that you will be delighted to own. Inside you will find the architectural history and fascinating stories behind each major room in the New Statehouse, accompanied by over 140 full-page, color photos.

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