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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

The Jackson County Historical Society

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The Jackson County Historical Society is excited to announce it has added more than a dozen new indexes to its website. The indexes contain more than 159,000 names including vital records (births, marriages and deaths thru 1925) early courthouse records (divorces, criminal complaints and insanity petitions) and obituaries/death notices through 2020. Copies of the records can be ordered through the Historical Society’s website. Visit us today at

Abraham Lincoln, Race, and the New Birth of Freedom

Teaching American History

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This Teaching American History seminar will examine Lincoln’s speeches and letters, as well as those of select contemporaries, on emancipation, civil war, and reconstruction. We will focus on Lincoln’s consistencies and inconsistencies on race, his changing war goals, and his vision for a postwar reconstructed nation rededicated to the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

Discussion Leader: Dan Monroe
Springfield, IL | April 1-3, 2022


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