Tuesday, August 11, 2020


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A Day at Petersen Farm

City of McHenry Landmark Commission and the McHenry County Farm Bureau

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The eleventh annual "A Day at Petersen Farm" will take place at McHenry’s historic farm on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Greene County

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Greene County Courthouse on Sunday, July 15. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the courthouse, 519 North Main Street, Carrollton. The event is open to the public.

Four Days That Shook the Political World--The 1968 Democratic Convention

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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The 1968 Democratic Convention shocked America. Protesters filled the streets to protest the Vietnam War. Chicago police responded with violence. Delegates condemned the city’s actions on live TV while Mayor Daley angrily shouted back. Please join us as Mark DePue moderates a 50th anniversary discussion of the convention with three people who saw it firsthand.

New book offers firsthand depiction of growing up in a WWII defense housing project

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I Grew Up in War Housing: The History of Defense Housing Projects in East Alton, Illinois 1941-1954, a new book by Philip David Walkington, offers a firsthand depiction of growing up in a WWII defense housing project during an unparalleled time in American history.
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