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Board Meeting (December 2019)

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ISHS Meeting of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Time: 3:45 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the Illinois History Symposium

University of Illinois Springfield
Student Union, 3rd Floor
2251 Richard Wright Drive
Springfield, IL (Map)

Minutes of the September 14, 2019 Board Meeting
Membership Report
Assets Management Committee Report
Historical Markers Committee Report
Web Site Maintenance Report

Iwo Jima & Okinawa: Brutal Combat on the Doorstep of Japan

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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There was only one thing luring American war planners to invade the tiny island of Iwo Jima in February 1945. The island of black volcanic sand was little more than a dot in the midst of the vast Pacific Ocean, but it was only 763 miles from Tokyo, and thus was an ideal spot to land crippled B-29s returning from the Japanese mainland on their way to Tinian Island. 

Tales from the Vault–Love and Romance

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Join ALPLM manuscripts curator Christopher Schnell to explore and discuss changing attitudes about love, romance, dating, and relationships using textual material from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Lincoln’s Assassination and its Consequences

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Prominent abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a series of speeches in Illinois in the aftermath of President Lincoln’s assassination that ask timely questions about the direction the Nation will take into the Reconstruction Period. Many of those questions remain relevant decades later in a compelling presentation and discussion with historical reenactor Bob Davis. 

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