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Annual Meeting

123rd Annual Meeting and 2022 "Best of Illinois History" Awards

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123rd Annual Meeting and 2022 "Best of Illinois History" Awards
April 9, 2022

The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 9, 2022, 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. 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 is available up and down Fifth and Sixth streets, as well as on some side streets. 

Reservation Form

Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701 (Map)


Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, April 23, 2021

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The Annual Meeting (via Zoom) will start promptly at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021. Brian Mullgardt, Nominating Committee Chair, will present the slate of officers, directors, and advisers at the outset. As this is a vote of the membership, all board members will be voting as well. As soon as the annual meeting concludes, the “Best of Illinois History” awards will be presented. We hope to conclude the awards part of the celebration by 6 p.m.

A board meeting, as required by our bylaws. will be held immediately following the awards ceremony. It will not last more than 30 minutes.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd.

The link to join the celebration is:
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04-21-2021 Membership Report


Illinois Heritage, May–June 2019

Volume 22, Number 3

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The Illinois State Historical Society celebrates its 120th birthday on May 19. The organization has seen a lot of history unfold in those years––two world wars, women’s suffrage, several pandemics, and more technological, social, and cultural changes than our fore-fathers and mothers could ever have imagined. 

In this issue of Illinois Heritage we look at several fascinating people, places, and events in our state’s past that will stir your imagination and, perhaps, inspire you to visit your local library. While you’re there, ask if your library is a member of the ISHS, or if it subscribes to our publications. If they do not subscribe, encourage them to call us at 217-525-2781. We would love to have them share the resources of the Society with their readers. 

Thanks for your support––all of you––for helping us do the work of recording and interpreting our Prairie State history.

Share your Heritage. Know your past.

Illinois Heritage, July–August 2018

Volume 21, Number 4

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David Joens serves as guest editor of this issue of Illinois Heritage. His gifts of enthusiasm, professionalism, and passion for the history of our Prairie State––and most  especially his love of the architectural wonders of our Illinois statehouse––make him a splendid guide. To accomplish his task he has enlisted the help of John Lupton, director of the Illinois Supreme Court Historical Society; Mark Sorensen, past ISHS president and ex officio historian of the capitol; and illustrator William Crook Jr., who has shared one of his exquisite watercolor/pen and ink portraits of the statehouse for our cover. David also tells the story of a twelve-year collaboration between the ISHS and the Illinois House of Representatives to restore an amazing 19th-century montage that now hangs in the state capitol. The montage features individual photos of the entire 1879 House of Representatives.

Thank you for reading Illinois Heritage. Your membership and gifts keep this organization vital and relevant. We cannot serve Illinois history without you. 


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