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6/21/1892

Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois is nominated for vice president at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, as running mate to Grover Cleveland. The convention closes on June 23.

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Miner Grade School Historical Marker Dedication

Ford County Historical Society, the Dueringer Family, and the Illinois State Historical Society

Join us on Thursday, July 15 at 1 p.m. for the dedication of the Miner Grade School historical marker.

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Illinois State Historical Society

Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Join us on Saturday, June 12 (rain date June 26) for a Cemetery Preservation Workshop at the Villa Marie Catholic Retreat Center and Newcomber Cemetery, 1903 East Lake Drive, Springfield, Illinois.

 

Stone Mill Museum Historical Marker Dedication

Sandwich Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society

Join us on Sunday July 4, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. for the dedication of the Stone Mill Museum historical marker. The brief dedication will be followed by an open house and refreshments at the museum. The public is invited to attend the celebration.

Location:
Stone Mill Museum
315 E. Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548 (Map)

 

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