Monday, May 29, 2023


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Billy Sunday 1909 Celebration

Billy Sunday 1909 Celebration Prayer Committee

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Join us May 28th, Pentecost Sunday, for our Billy Sunday 1909 Celebration honoring the 115th year anniversary of The Great Springfield Revival. You will hear Billy Sunday impersonator retell Billy's personal transformation story as well as the stories of the transformation of Springfield as a result in the weeks and months that followed.

2023 History Makers Gala

McLean County Historical Society

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Join us in celebrating the legacies of our 2023 History Makers (Dotti Bushnell, Mary & Hank Campbell, Willie and Charles Halbert, and Guy Fraker). The History Makers Gala will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, at the Brown Ballroom on the campus of Illinois State University. The Gala dinner will feature live entertainment that celebrates the honorees and their service to our community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:15 p.m.

An Introduction to Armenian Culture, History, and the Armenian Genocide

Madison County Historical Society

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“An Introduction to Armenian Culture, History, and the Armenian Genocide” is the topic for the June 11 Speaker Series program from the Madison County Historical Society (MCHS). Historian Norma Asadorian, whose Armenian grandparents immigrated to Granite City, Illinois, will introduce the audience to Armenian culture and the Armenian genocide. The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Main Street Community Center at 1003 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. The program is free and open to the public.

Best of Illinois History Awards: And the winners are. . .

Illinois State Historical Society

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The Illinois State Historical Society introduced the 2023 recipients of its Best of Illinois History awards on Saturday, April 29, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. In keeping with the mission of the ISHS “to foster awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois,” the Society honored this year’s 30-plus award recipients and their invited guests, many of whom had traveled from several states and one from Switzerland to accept their awards.


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