Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Southern Illinois University

Family Trivia Night: Back to School (via Zoom)

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Grab some vittles, gather the family, boot up the laptop, and join us for a fun-filled, virtual Family Trivia Night! This exciting event features 6 rounds of 8 questions, and a bonus round. This month's theme is "Back to School" and includes rounds on your favorite school subjects like History, Science, Math, Art, Music, and Recess!

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2020

Volume 23, Number 5

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Prairie State history is seldom as pristine as our cover might suggest.

Sometimes it is downright gritty…and then there are the horseflies and gnats. But it is always interesting and sometimes downright fascinating. The September-October issue offers so many examples, from the profiles of Ethel Mars, John Dos Passos, Harriett Rendall, and Ada Miser Kepley to the fascinating essay on Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, author of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act, which propelled Abraham Lincoln into the White House, provoked a Civil War, and led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Douglas biographer Reg Ankrom opens a window to our past, where we can reflect on the unresolved conflicts that have contributed to our social unrest today. It’s all good reading in your Illinois Heritage.

Thanks again, to all of you who contributed to our COVID 19 appeal, which helped get us through a difficult summer. May you all stay well, and may the autumn fall colorfully, and gently, in Illinois.

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – The American People, Government, Finances and the Public Trust (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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  • Rich Miller, Owner and Publisher, Capitol
  • Dr. Kenneth Kriz, Distinguished Professor, Public Administration & Director, Institute for Illinois Public Finance
  • The Honorable Tim Butler, Illinois State Representative

Moderator: Dr. Robert Smith, Dean, College of Public Affairs and Administration

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Series – Streaming the Future: Impact of Cable News Networks and Social Media (Via Zoom)

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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  • Jason Piscia, Director, PAR program
  • Randy Eccles, General Manager, NPR Illinois
  • Terry Martin, Executive Director, Illinois Channel

Moderator: Sean Crawford, Director of Editorial, NPR Illinois

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