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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

2018 Hostick Scholars Announced

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The 2018 King V. Hostick Scholarship recipients were announced in early June by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Historical Society. This year’s scholarship winners come from across the nation, and represent the finest new scholarship in Prairie State history.

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

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Thanks to the General John A. Logan Museum, Murphysboro, Illinois, for permission to reprint this article and General Order 11 from the museum's website. For more information go to: http://www.loganmuseum.org/index.php/memorial-day.

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), issued General Order No. 11 designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.”  Logan’s General Order, his Memorial Day Order, established Memorial Day as a national holiday. 

“Make Reconstruction History Visible” Mapping Project

Zinn Education Project

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ATTENTION TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS

The Make Reconstruction History Visible mapping project (a Zinn Education Project) is an opportunity for students and teachers to identify and advocate for public recognition of Reconstruction history in their community and the significant accomplishments made by newly freed people and their white allies.

Coles County Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

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The Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission's Historic Preservation Advisory Council and the Association for the Preservation of Historic Coles County invite the public to attend their annual awards program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at the Burgess-Osborne Memorial Auditorium located at 1701 Wabash Avenue in Mattoon, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Jay Ferguson Trio.
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