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Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Family Trivia Night: Back to School (via Zoom)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Grab some vittles, gather the family, boot up the laptop, and join us for a fun-filled, virtual Family Trivia Night! This exciting event features 6 rounds of 8 questions, and a bonus round. This month's theme is "Back to School" and includes rounds on your favorite school subjects like History, Science, Math, Art, Music, and Recess!

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2020

Volume 23, Number 5

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Prairie State history is seldom as pristine as our cover might suggest.

Sometimes it is downright gritty…and then there are the horseflies and gnats. But it is always interesting and sometimes downright fascinating. The September-October issue offers so many examples, from the profiles of Ethel Mars, John Dos Passos, Harriett Rendall, and Ada Miser Kepley to the fascinating essay on Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, author of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act, which propelled Abraham Lincoln into the White House, provoked a Civil War, and led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Douglas biographer Reg Ankrom opens a window to our past, where we can reflect on the unresolved conflicts that have contributed to our social unrest today. It’s all good reading in your Illinois Heritage.

Thanks again, to all of you who contributed to our COVID 19 appeal, which helped get us through a difficult summer. May you all stay well, and may the autumn fall colorfully, and gently, in Illinois.

Reverend Dr. C. T Vivian Historical Marker Dedication

Illinois State Historical Society

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Join us in Macomb on Saturday, September 26, as we install a new historical marker commemorating the life of civil rights pioneer Reverend Dr. C. T Vivian. Unveiling at 2 p.m., 630 East Adams Street (former site of Vivian's childhood home) with a social hour following. RSVP at 309-833-2558. Facial coverings required.

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – The American People, Government, Finances and the Public Trust (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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Panelists:

  • Rich Miller, Owner and Publisher, Capitol Fax.com
  • Dr. Kenneth Kriz, Distinguished Professor, Public Administration & Director, Institute for Illinois Public Finance
  • The Honorable Tim Butler, Illinois State Representative

Moderator: Dr. Robert Smith, Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration

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