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Illinois Heritage, May–June 2019

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2019
Elaine Evans

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2019

Volume 22, Number 3

The Illinois State Historical Society celebrates its 120th birthday on May 19. The organization has seen a lot of history unfold in those years––two world wars, women’s suffrage, several pandemics, and more technological, social, and cultural changes than our fore-fathers and mothers could ever have imagined. 

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we look at several fascinating people, places, and events in our state’s past that will stir your imagination and, perhaps, inspire you to visit your local library. While you’re there, ask if your library is a member of the ISHS, or if it subscribes to our publications. If they do not subscribe, encourage them to call us at 217-525-2781. We would love to have them share the resources of the Society with their readers. 

Thanks for your support––all of you––for helping us do the work of recording and interpreting our Prairie State history.

Share your Heritage. Know your past.

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Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President's message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News (Sample article)
  • The honor roll


  • Forgotten Voices from Illinois History: Von Hecht
  • Illinois Women Artists Series, #34: Nell Brooker Mayhew (Sample article)
  • Charles H. Coleman: The Life of a Lincoln Scholar
  • Highlights from the Best of Illinois History Awards
  • Egyptian history: Celebrating 150 years of the SIU University Museum
  • Bug Tussle: Illinois town names with interesting origins


  • Book review survey


  • Russell Lewis, 1951-2019
  • Sallie Britton, 1946-2019



Issue Price$5.00

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