Bartonville in Peoria County is incorporated as a village. It was founded in 1881 on land owned by William C. H. Barton.
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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 Saturday, September 14, the Illinois State Historical Society hosted its 35th annual Centennial Business Awards luncheon, this time at Jacksonville's Hamilton's Catering and banquet hall facility. The venue was most appropriate: "Doc" Hamilton started his business in 1913. This year more than 35 applicants sought Centennial status with the Society, and each received a Centennial certificate and a seat at the table.
The Illinois State Historical Society is now accepting applications for the 2019 ISHS Centennial Business Awards.
Was your Illinois-based business founded in 1919 or earlier? Has it been accepted into the ISHS Centennial Business database and been recognized by the Society at the annual Centennial Awards luncheon? If not, go to the Society's web page at www.historyillinois.org and download an application. If you're having trouble finding the appropriate documentation for determining your business's eligibility, we can help.
This year's applications are due in July. Don't wait to apply. The Society is honoring this year's inductees on September 14!
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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 Springfield Municipal Band and entertainment from Professor Longhair's Magic & Medicine Show!
**CANCELLED** Camp 16: Discovering History’s Mysteries
Students entering 1st-4th grades: June 8-12, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily.
Join us on an incredible time-traveling adventure as we discover history’s exciting mysteries. Work with fellow detectives, using your History Detective Kit, to decode cyphers, examine evidence, and solve puzzles before time runs out!
Historical Marker Dedication—Robert Prager Lynching Site
An historical marker noting the location of the Robert Prager lynching in 1918 will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the entrance to St. John Cemetery, St. Louis Road at National Terrace, Collinsville.
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!
**CANCELLED** Archaeology at the Gehring Site
Julie Zimmermann, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will discuss what has been found at the Gehring site which is located on the SIUE campus between Cahokia Creek and the bluff, eight miles north of Cahokia Mounds.
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