Monday, April 6, 2020


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Little Lincoln Fireside Tales

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Little Lincoln Fireside Tales is a new children's literacy program for our youngest guests. Children 0 to 5 years old (Pre-K) are invited to join us every fourth Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Little Lincoln Fireside Tales story time, which includes arts and crafts, show and tell, and hands-on, engaging activities. 

James Olson: Traitors I Have Known

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Some did it for money. Others for ego. Even sex! Whatever the motivation, they were all traitors and you’ll hear the real stories when James Olson, former Chief of CIA Counterintelligence, takes you into the world of espionage as he lived it during his 31-year undercover career. 

**POSTPONED** ISHS Best of Illinois History Awards/Gala

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To our friends and colleagues,

In cooperation with state mandates concerning the COVID-19 pandemic requiring cancellation of public gathers of more than 100 persons, the Illinois State Historical Society has decided to postpone its scheduled "Best of Illinois History Awards Gala," originally slated for Friday, April 24, 2020. We are following protocols established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health to ensure the safety of the public and request that all persons experiencing flu-like symptoms stay indoors. Likewise those individuals who have been in personal contact with symptomatic people should error on the side of caution to avoid the spread of the novel corona virus.

The Illinois State Historical Society will maintain regular office hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but those who need to conduct business with the staff are advised to call ahead.

The Society plans to reschedule the "Best of Illinois History Awards Gala" when restrictions of public gatherings have been lifted, and our best wishes go out to the ISHS family. The Society's Annual Meeting will also be reschedule when it is deemed safe and practical for its members to gather and vote for new directors and advisors.

Wishing you the best of health and a happy spring!

William Furry
Executive Director

**CANCELLED** Chicago's Fabulous Fountains

Nineteenth Century Charitable Association

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A lavishly illustrated presentation by Greg Borzo takes you on a tour of Chicago's fabulous fountains. Chicago is home to 130 outdoor public fountains. They splish and splash in fun, artistic and often surprising ways with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories to tell.

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