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William Furry

Illinois History Symposium to focus on commemoration of WWI and Suffrage in Illinois

"1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage," April 20-22 at Lincoln Land Community College, Trutter Center

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The 2017 Illinois History Symposium, “1917, Year of Turmoil: War and Suffrage,” co-sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) and Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), will be held at LLCC April 20-22, 2017, in the Trutter Center. More than 25 papers, panels, and presentations will be made during the 2-day event, which will include such topics as the music, art, and literature of the war years, as well as the influenza epidemic, researching your WWI ancestor, and Illinois women on the homefront.

The 2017 Illinois History Symposium is open to the public and registration is required. Click "Read More" for schedule and registration.

Mogran County Historical Society Meeting - William Furry Speaking

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Save the date. Bill Furry, Executive Director of the Illinois State Historical Society, will give a program for the Morgan County Historical Society on Wednesday, May 18 at the Jacksonville Public Library (201 W College Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650) at 7 pm. The program will be on the Donner Party. This wagon train set out from Springfield in the spring of 1846 for California only to meet tragedy in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Cost: This program is free and open to the public.

2016 Annual Tour Recap - From Immigrant to Elite

Photo Gallery

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2016 Illinois State Historical Society annual tour, "From Immigrant to Elite," a moveable feast of sites and sounds and edible wonders in Chicago. We did it all in one day! Take a look at the photo gallery within to see all the excitement that happened and the places we visited.

Just think, less than a year till the next one!

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