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Path to Freedom: How the Abolitionist Movement Helped Establish the Underground Railroad

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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As part of our celebration of Black History Month, Owen Muelder from the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College will share his knowledge of how the Abolitionist Movement helped the Underground Railroad in becoming the first socially integrated movement in American history. 

Spanish American War Encampment

Illinois State Military Museum

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Living historians will display equipment, uniforms, and weapons used by over 11,000 Illinois National Guard Soldiers in the Spanish American War. Illinois was the first state to offer troops to the federal government in support of the war.

Irish Genealogy

The Irish American Heritage Center

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Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors? Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years. 

Irish Genealogy

The Newberry Library

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Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors? Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years. 

Casting a Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois

Chatham Area Public Library

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The struggle for enfranchisement began with the birth of our nation and was strategized differently in our local, state, and federal elections. Jeanne Schulz Angel will explain the paths walked by female leaders in our state. She will show how the diverse group of activists fought against sexism and racism and for the right to vote. 

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