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Are you looking for a great gift for the person who has everything or who loves history? Consider a gift membership to the Illinois State Historical Society. Click Message us below and include the comment "Gift Membership" or call the office (217) 525-2781.
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The Illinois State Historical Society is seeking a few good people to serve on its Board of Directors and Advisory Board.
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
University of Illinois Springfield
Student Union, 3rd Floor
2251 Richard Wright Drive
Springfield, IL (Map)
Minutes of the September 14, 2019 Board Meeting
Assets Management Committee Report
Historical Markers Committee Report
Web Site Maintenance Report
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Christmas at the Iles House–Historic Christmas Open House
On Saturday afternoon, December 14, join us from 1 to 4 p.m. for “An Historic Christmas” with special tours of the house telling how the celebration of Christmas grew and evolved during the 19th century.
Clayville Candlelight Christmas
Join us for the 1st Annual Clayville Candlelight Christmas at the Clayville Historic Site. We will provide tours of our decorated Broadwell Inn, Batterton Cabin, White Cabin, Schoolhouse, and Ag Museum.
Christmas at the Iles House–Candlelight Open House
Continuing a long tradition of Candlelight Tours at the Iles House, you are cordially invited to see the House in all its candle-lit splendor on two Saturdays, December 7th and 14th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Illinois History Forum - Looking for Lincoln
Join Sarah Watson, the executive director of the “Looking for Lincoln” project, as she takes you on a journey of the 43-county Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.
Lincoln’s Assassination and its Consequences
Prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a series of speeches in Illinois in the aftermath of President Lincoln’s assassination that ask timely questions about the direction the Nation will take into the Reconstruction Period. Many of those questions remain relevant decades later in a compelling presentation and discussion with historical reenactor Bob Davis.
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Illinois State Historical Society
5255 Shepherd Road
Springfield, IL 62703
Office Phone: 217-525-2781