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1/20/1970

Kaskaskia Island, site of the state's first capital, is declared to be part of Illinois by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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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Lincoln’s Birthday and Unveiling of Art Contest

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

  • 2/12/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Category: Events

Family fun and a free admission day provide the perfect combination for celebrating President Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, 2020 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

How To Use The Library Workshop

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

  • 2/4/2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Category: Events

Are you curious about researching at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, but not sure where to begin? Join us for an informative session at which you will learn all about the library including the types of resources available and what to expect during a research visit. 

Lunch and Learn Series: Historic Settlements

ISHS and UIS Alumni Society

Preservationists Jane and Jesse Boehler will speak on preservation of historic Clayville, Illinois, a mid-1800s settlement that provided nourishment, spirits and overnight accommodations for people and horses travelling the American frontier.

Kim Orth, Executive Director, Nauvoo Tourism Office, will discuss “the other Nauvoo” and its complex history as the “Beautiful Place” settled by Mormons, inhabited by Icarians (French-based Utopian socialist movement) and growth as a regional grape cultivation and wine-making center.

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