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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)

 

 

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2023

Volume 26, Number 2

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In this issue we meet another Illinois woman artist, learn about another “Forgotten Voice from Illinois History,” are unsettled by the history of lynching in Illinois, and challenged to explore the stories of Illinoisans (Minnie Vautrin) whose courage under fire humbly inspires us to selfless acts of heroism. We also meet the recipients of this year’s “Best of Illinois History” awards, including Glennette Tilley Turner and Greg Koos, our remarkable Lifetime Achievement award winners, whose passion for truth-telling will be paying dividends to all of us for years to come.

The Heritage is published six times per year and is available as a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Individual editions can also be purchased by contacting our office directly. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information.

Click on the “Read More” button to see this issue’s Editor's Comments, Table of Contents, and sample articles.

Best of Illinois History Awards: And the winners are. . .

Illinois State Historical Society

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The Illinois State Historical Society introduced the 2023 recipients of its Best of Illinois History awards on Saturday, April 29, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. In keeping with the mission of the ISHS “to foster awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois,” the Society honored this year’s 30-plus award recipients and their invited guests, many of whom had traveled from several states and one from Switzerland to accept their awards.

Illinois Heritage, May–June 2022

Volume 25, Number 3

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This issue of Illinois Heritage offers a snapshot of the “Best of Illinois History” ceremony, where we gave out more than 35 awards, including three Lifetime Achievements awards, the Olive Foster Teacher of the Year award, and the new Russell L. Lewis Jr. Young Museum Professional award. We also take a look at Ulysses S. Grant, the soldier from Galena who led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War and became the nation’s 18th President. In this two-part retrospective, we see Grant through the eyes of the soldiers who served under him along the way.

2022 Best of Illinois History Awards

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The Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) revealed the 2022 “Best of Illinois History” award winners on Saturday, April 9, at 11:30 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. This year’s award recipients traveled across the state and the nation to accept their awards, which celebrate the best Illinois history books and authors, exhibits and exhibitors, filmmakers, playwrights, and over-achievers who make the Prairie State an outstanding place “to foster awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois.”

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