Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Best of Illinois History Awards Gala 2020

Celebrate history at the 2020 Best of Illinois History Awards Gala!
Join Honorary Chairs Kathryn Harris and Michael Burlingame in recognizing the most signficant contributions this year to the field of Illinois history. 

Best of Illinois History Awards Gala

When: Friday April 24, 2020 6pm-9pm
          Inn at 835 Boutique Hotel
          835 S 2nd Street
          Springfield, IL 62704

Theme: A night at the Speakeasy
Join us at one seriously fun party in your vintage 1920s finery or evening cocktail attire. 
Enjoy the best of the blues, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, wine pull, and the annual awards presentation celebrating Illinois history

Three Great Reasons to Support
Delight in great stories: your support makes content about Illinois and its history accessible to a variety of audiences worldwide through
   scholarly and popular publications and presentations. 

- Share history: Your support shares history through a compelling network of historical markers
   throughout Illinois that are supported by local communities. Over 400 markers and counting! 

- Keep good company: When you give to the Illinois State Historical Society, your dollars make a difference for Illinois history.
  You help to recognize important historic preservation initiatives, puzzles, and discoveries. Your support benefits history professionals,
  paraprofessionals, students, and our understanding of Illinois history!


Gala Tickets, Sponsorship, and Advertising: Follow the button below to reserve your spot at the gala, sponsor, or advertise with ISHS! 
Reserve your spot or become a sponsor

Contact Hannah Kline at 217-525-2781 ext. 3 or for more information about registration, sponsorship, and advertising. Sponsorship logos and program ads are due by March 30,2020. Email camera-ready ads (pdf preferred) to 



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