Monday, November 28, 2022


Elaine Evans

Decatur’s Connection to the 1888-1889 Chicago Cubs World Tour

Macon County History Museum

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What does a young orphaned Black boy, Decatur’s first opera house, and the baseball team that would become the Chicago Cubs have in common? Macon County’s official historian, Mark W. Sorensen, ties all those strands together during his presentation at the Macon County History Museum on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Prudence Crandall Historical Marker Dedication

La Salle County Historical Society, Mendota Museum and Historical Society, Village of Troy Grove, William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the Illinois State Historical Society Historical

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Please join the La Salle County Historical Society, the Mendota Museum and Historical Society, the Village of Troy Grove, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Illinois State Historical Society Historical at the formal ISHS historical marker dedication for Prudence Crandall a courageous woman who fought racial bigotry in New England and then moved for refuge to La Salle County.

"The Conversation"

Illinois State Historical Society

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Care about Illinois history enough to make a solid (bronze) commitment to the Illinois State Historical Society? Donors of $2500 or more will receive "The Conversation," a limited (25 total made) edition casting of a new statuette by renowned Lincoln sculptor John McClarey.

St. Andrew’s Book Fair Summer Outdoor Clearance Sale

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St. Andrew’s Book Fair will hold a Summer Outdoor Clearance Sale on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2, on the grounds behind the church and in Pearson Hall. Friday hours are 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is located at 406 Hillsboro in Edwardsville. In case of rain, it will be held in Pearson Hall, the church’s parish hall.


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