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Three hundred acres of land south of Salt Creek near Riverside is donated to the Chicago Forest Preserve District by Edith Rockefeller McCormick for the establishment of Brookfield Zoo.
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Ballists, Dead Beats, and Muffins: Inside Early Baseball in Illinois
Robert D. Sampson will be talking about and signing copies of his book, Ballists, Dead Beats, and Muffins: Inside Early Baseball in Illinois, at 11 a.m., April 15 at Books on the Square, 427 East Washington Street, Springfield.
Celebrating the Mississippi River Festival
Mark Pierce, author of “When the Stars Came Out: Stories of the Mississippi River Festival,” will be the presenter for the April Madison County Historical Society’s Speaker Series on Sunday, April 16 at 2.p.m.
Robert D. Sampson talks about his new book, Ballists, Dead Beats, and Muffins, a first-ever history of early baseball in Illinois that adds the Prairie State game’s unique shadings and colorful stories to the history of the national pastime.
Quincy Civil War Symposium
Sponsored by the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County of the Tri-States
Civil War Round Table
For more information: (217) 222-1835
2023 "Best of Illinois History" Awards and Annual Meeting Banquet
Mark your calendars! The Illinois State Historical Society will host its 124th Annual Meeting this year at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield on April 29, 2023. At this time, the ISHS will recognize the ISHS's "Best of Illinois History" award recipients for 2023. Twenty-nine remarkable nominees will be honored and awarded for their outstanding achievements and publications on Illinois history.
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