Illinois voters refuse to call a convention to legalize slavery in Illinois, with the antislavery forces being led by Governor Edward Coles.
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Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.
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Join ALPLM’s Ms. Corinne and our Education Intern Miss Kaylee as they inspire our youngest visitors during this fun, “Art”-themed story time. If you’ve never participated in a Little Lincoln early learning program, we highlight 2-3 stories and engage children by singing songs and sharing activities. This event will be offered via Facebook Live; registration is not required.
Discover the romantic and frightful journeys that members of the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) took during World War II. In this presentation, Cyndee Schafer traces the footsteps of her mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, and her fellow WACs when they served in Europe during the Allied Powers’ remarkable invasion of Western Europe and Germany from 1944 to 1945.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and theAbraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum cordially invite you to join us for our Virtual Lincolniana Gala featuring Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer in conversation via Zoom with ALPLM Historian Christian McWhirter.
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Little Lincoln’s (Virtual) Fireside Tales
St. Andrew’s Annual Summer Book Fair
The Summer St. Andrew’s Book Fair will be held on August 6-7-8 at 406 Hillsboro Avenue in Edwardsville, Illinois. Due to precautions for the prevention of COVID-19, this sale will be by appointment only, with the number of patrons at any given time limited to 15. Both volunteers and shoppers will be required to wear masks.
Summer Music at the Museum
Music will fill the air this summer as History Comes Alive at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum! Every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., June 6th through August 15th, you'll be treated to FREE outdoor concerts in front of the museum or in Union Square Park. This week you'll enjoy music from the 10th Illinois Cavalry Regimental Band!
Italian Immigration to Madison County
Italians brought their language, food and music with them from the old country and these are reflected in our culture today. Joann Condellone, the great-granddaughter of Italian immigrants to Madison County, will look at the lives and contributions of numerous Italian individuals and families who made an impact in Madison County.
Women's History Walk: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Meet the movers and shakers of the Illinois Suffrage Movement who lived in Oak Park Illinois. Join us in this 90-minute walking tour as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and honor the women who worked tirelessly for equal voting rights.
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