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Illinois Heritage, July–August 2018

Illinois Heritage, July–August 2018
Elaine Evans
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Illinois Heritage, July–August 2018

Volume 21, Number 4

David Joens serves as guest editor of this issue of Illinois Heritage. His gifts of enthusiasm, professionalism, and passion for the history of our Prairie State––and most  especially his love of the architectural wonders of our Illinois statehouse––make him a splendid guide. To accomplish his task he has enlisted the help of John Lupton, director of the Illinois Supreme Court Historical Society; Mark Sorensen, past ISHS president and ex officio historian of the capitol; and illustrator William Crook Jr., who has shared one of his exquisite watercolor/pen and ink portraits of the statehouse for our cover. David also tells the story of a twelve-year collaboration between the ISHS and the Illinois House of Representatives to restore an amazing 19th-century montage that now hangs in the state capitol. The montage features individual photos of the entire 1879 House of Representatives.

Thank you for reading Illinois Heritage. Your membership and gifts keep this organization vital and relevant. We cannot serve Illinois history without you. 

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Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President's message
  • ISHS news
  • The honor roll


  • Forgotten Voices of Illinois History: Hilda Satt Polacheck's I Came A Stranger
  • Award-winning history: 2018 annual history awards presented
  • Protect your family: Make sure your efforts to preserve the past are not endangering it (sample article)

The People's Building

  • Past is present: Unveiling of the restored 1879 Illinois House of Representatives montage
  • Capitol politics: How Springfield won the fight to remain the seat of Illinois government
  • The Illinois Supreme Court in the State Capitol, 1878-1907 (sample article)
  • Lincoln art in the State Capitol
  • Bicentennial Timeline
Issue Price$5.00

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