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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

ISHS Event

First Major African-American Film Director and Female Millionaire to be Honored with Historical Markers in Metropolis

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The legacy of two influential Americans, Oscar Micheaux and Annie Turnbo Malone, will be recognized with a public dedication ceremony to establish historical markers from the Illinois State Historical Society in front of the Chamber of Commerce Building on Market Street in Metropolis, Illinois on Monday, August 7 at 12:00 PM.


Booker T. Washington Home for Colored Children Historical Marker Dedication

McLean County Historical Museum

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The McLean County Museum of History, in collaboration with the City of Bloomington and the Illinois State Historical Society, will dedicate a new state historical marker memorializing the Booker T. Washington Home for Colored Children on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 11 a.m.

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