Saturday, April 13, 2024


Illinois Heritage, September–October 2023

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2023
Elaine Evans

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2023

Volume 26, Number 5

To our readers

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we meet several interesting people from our Prairie State past—Studs Terkel, Milton Kimbler, Eve Josephson Garrison, ––and we revisit Eldorado, Illinois, at the turn of the last century when rioters shut down a Tuskegee model school for African American children and created a “sundown town” in southern Illinois. We also look at the Potawatomi Trail of Death, which came through central Illinois in 1837. 

2024 membership renewals for the Society are going out in coming weeks. Please renew as soon as possible using your ISHS membership number, which you’ll find with your mailing label on the back of the Heritage. Online renewals save us postage, which, if you notice, keeps climbing.

Thanks for all you do for Illinois history. Renew today and share your Heritage. 

William Furry
Executive Director

Previous Article Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Summer–Fall 2023
Next Article ISHS Board Meeting, December 9, 2023
1285 Rate this article:
No rating
Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President’s message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News
  • Obituary – Wolf Fuhrig
  • The honor roll


  • Forgotten voices of Illinois history: Studs Terkel
  • Women artists series #55: Eve Josephson Garrison
  • The teaching moment
  • Historical headlines: the Trail of Tears
  • Priscilla’s hollyhocks (Sample Article)
  • The sad life of Milton Kibler (Sample Article)
  • 2023 Sesquicentennial Houses of Worship
  • Welcome to The Arlee
  • The forgotten story of Eldorado, part II
  • Drive-in: Early days of an independent fast-food restaurant

About the cover:

The historic Mt. Pulaski Courthouse is part of the 8th Judicial Circuit, which Illinois lawyer Abraham Lincoln traveled in the 1840s and ‘50s. The courthouse lawn is home to a new Lincoln statue, “The Pursuit of Truth,” by John McClarey.

Issue Price$10.00

Please login or register to post comments.

Illinois State Historical Society   |   Strawbridge-Shepherd House   |   PO Box 1800   |   Springfield, IL 62705-1800

Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2024 by Illinois State Historical Society
Back To Top