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Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Dr. Lewis and the Lewis Sanatorium Historical Marker Dedication

Saline County Historical Society, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the Illinois State Historical Society

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Dr. James Henry Lewis (1888-1963), pioneering physician will be honored with a marker at 407 East Walnut Street in Harrisburg, IL at the site of the former Lewis Sanatorium. The dedication is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24th.

Lunch & Learn: Arboriculture and Mine Wars (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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Guy Sternberg, arborist and author, will discuss The Oaks and Habitats of Illinois and the Starhill Forest Arboretum in Petersburg.

Taylor Pensoneau, author and publisher, will discuss the Mine Wars of Central Illinois.

Lunch & Learn: In Celebration of Springfield (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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Ken Page, preservationist and historian, will discuss Firehouse No. 5—the First Black Firehouse in Springfield, IL, home to the city’s Black firefighters in the early 1900s.

Curtis Mann, librarian and city historian, will discuss the History of Nightlife in Springfield.

Illinois History Symposium

Co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society and the UIS Alumni SAGE Society

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On Tuesday, December 3, the Illinois State Historical Society hosts its annual Illinois History Symposium, in conjunction with a UIS "Lunch and Learn" program. Join us for one or all of the Symposium sessions. Morning and afternoon presentations are free to attend with complimentary snack refreshments. The Lunch and Learn program is $23/person and requires a reservation.  

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