American Airlines inaugurates weekly airline service from Chicago to London.
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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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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.
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 on Saturday, November 23, at 1 p.m. for the D. D. Collins House historical marker dedication. Built in 1845 by Daniel Dove Collins the house is an example of Greek Revival architecture. In 2002 the Collins House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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D. D. Collins House Historical Marker Dedication
Fun Frosty Friday
Jumpstart your holiday season at the 5th Annual Fun Frosty Friday! This FREE family event features fun for the entire family and includes trains, face painting, balloon art and our signature LIFE-SIZED CANDY LAND ADVENTURE!
Illinois History Symposium
Pierre Menard Home Annual Christmas Festival
Plan to join us in celebrating the Christmas season in the traditions as the French of Kaskaskia, New Orleans and Montreal Canada would have in the 1700/1800s! Some of these traditions are still done today!
Tales from the Vault: Civil War Battles
Join ALPLM Lincoln Historian Dr. Christian McWhirter as he shows and discusses items from our collection from and about Civil War battles. Learn what it was like to fight in the Civil War and how its battles have been remembered over time. Reservations are not required.
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