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2/26/1833

Iroquois County is established, named for the Native American tribe involved in notable encounters with the Illinois tribe in the late-17th century.

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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, February 22, 2020

ISHS Meeting of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (The space is reserved from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. should committees choose to meet before or after)

Tenative Location:  
1st Presbyterian Church
321 South 7th Street (7th and Capitol Street)
Springfield, Il (Map)

Parking is on the street, behind the church, or in one of the three nearby parking garages (the fees are negligible, and free in the lot on East Capitol). 

Box lunches will be ordered for this event and options will be made availabe soon.
There will be a call-in option available and will share that information the week before the meeting.

Agenda
Minutes, Dec. 3, 2019 Board Meeting
Executive Director's Report
Treasurer's Report
Illinois History Symposium Report
Membership Report
Assets Management Committee Report
Historical Markers Committee Report
Website Report
Nominating Committee Report
Development Committee 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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