Monday, November 28, 2022


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30th Annual Leclaire Parkfest

Friends of Leclaire

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The 30th Annual Leclaire Parkfest will be held Sunday, October 16, from noon to 5 p.m. at Leclaire Park in Edwardsville, Illinois. The annual festival, a celebration of the Leclaire National Historic District, is a long-standing fall tradition.

ISHS Historical Marker, Carthage Illinois Campus (1870-1964), Dedication

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In recognition of Carthage’s 175th anniversary, we invite you to join in celebrating an essential part of the College’s history — the Carthage Illinois Campus (1870-1964) and all of those who attended there — with the installation of an Illinois State Historical Society marker on the original site in Carthage, Illinois.

MCHS Offers Vintage Ball in Edwardsville

Madison County Historical Society

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A “base ball” game in Edwardsville, Illinois, on October 15, will be played using rules established in 1860 when “swearing, spitting and sliding” were considered taboo. Hosted by the Madison County Historical Society (MCHS), the game will be played at the Winston Brown Recreation Complex (Hoppe Field) on Schiller Avenue in Edwardsville.

Illinois Heritage, September–October 2022

Volume 25, Number 4

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In this issue of Illinois Heritage we take a canoe trip with “Ernie” Hemingway and his chums down the Des Plaines and Illinois rivers, meet a celebrated children’s author and artist from Macomb, investigate Chicago’s “Babbling Burglar” and his gang of bent cops, plant trees in Kewanee with some enterprising high school students, and explore the evolution of the Illinois prairie into an agricultural incubator for farming innovations around the world.


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