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12/10/1931

Hull House founder Jane Addams is the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Illinois History Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society and the UIS Alumni SAGE Society

Illinois History Symposium

On Tuesday, December 3, the Illinois State Historical Society hosts its annual Illinois History Symposium, in conjunction with a UIS "Lunch and Learn" program. Join us for one or all of the Symposium sessions. Morning and afternoon presentations are free to attend with complimentary snack refreshments. The Lunch and Learn program is $23/person and requires a reservation.  

Illinois History Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society and the UIS Alumni SAGE Society

Illinois History Symposium

On Tuesday, December 3, the Illinois State Historical Society hosts its annual Illinois History Symposium, in conjunction with a UIS "Lunch and Learn" program.

The Life and Times of Abram Hunsaker: First Settler of Union County

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

  • 2/8/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Category: Events

Abram Hunsaker is the first documented settler in what is now Union County, Illinois. His arrival in 1803 along with his nephew George Woolf, helped pave the way for settlement in western Southern Illinois. 

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