Saturday, April 13, 2024


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Best of Illinois History Awards and Annual Meeting Luncheon

Illinois State Historical Society

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On Saturday, April 20th, 2024, the Illinois State Historical Society will host the 2024 ISHS “Best of Illinois History” awards, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Illinois history in the previous calendar year. This year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, 420 South Sixth Street, The price to ISHS members for this luncheon buffet is $50 per person, $60 for non-members. Please make your reservations early as seating is limited. Reservation deadline is April 8th.

Paid parking for the event will be at the city parking ramp immediately to the north of the Hoogland Center, and free but limited on-street parking is available up and down Fifth and Sixth streets.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call the office at 217-525-2781, ext. #2.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street
Springfield IL 62701 (Map)



Madison County Historical Society Wine & Cheese Event

Madison County Historical Society

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The Madison County Historical Society is hosting an evening of wine, cheese and music on Wednesday evening, January 31 in the historic Weir House at 715 N. Main Street in Edwardsville, Illinois. The Weir House has been home to the Madison County History Museum since 1963. The Society will show the progress of renovation, exhibit designs for the newly imagined museum, and accept input from guests on what they would like to see in the museum. Music will be provided by jazz musician Wilbert Glasper.

Wilmette Historical Museum Annual Meeting & Lecture: "Lost in America"

Wilmette Historical Museum

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Join us as we welcome Richard Cahan to discuss his book, Lost in America: Photographing the Last Days of Our Architectural Treasures. The book elaborates upon a wide array of historic structures that were saved on film by a group of photographers working for a government agency that dates back to the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s.

ALPLM Sensory Friendly Sunday

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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As part of our Abe for All series, we will be offering a Sensory Friendly Sunday on January 28, 2024. During this event, we invite our guests to enjoy a sensory-friendly experience from 1 pm – 5 pm. Our theater and Journey lights will be turned up and the sound turned down. Some special effects will be turned off. A quiet room will be provided.

ALPLM Little Lincoln’s Fireside Tales: Counting

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

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One, two, three...what will you see? Four, five, six...there’s fun books in the mix! Join the ALPLM’s Education Team on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00 AM at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library as we share stories and activities that celebrate numbers and counting!


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