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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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Board Meeting (December 2019)

ISHS Meeting of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Time: 3:45 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the Illinois History Symposium

Location:
University of Illinois Springfield
Student Union, 3rd Floor
2251 Richard Wright Drive
Springfield, IL (Map)

Agenda
Minutes of the September 14, 2019 Board Meeting
Membership Report
Assets Management Committee Report
Historical Markers Committee Report
Web Site Maintenance Report

Nominations for ISHS Board of Directors and Advisory Board now being accepted

The Illinois State Historical Society is seeking a few good people to serve on its Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

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