Thursday, October 29, 2020


Elaine Evans

“Make Reconstruction History Visible” Mapping Project

Zinn Education Project

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The Make Reconstruction History Visible mapping project (a Zinn Education Project) is an opportunity for students and teachers to identify and advocate for public recognition of Reconstruction history in their community and the significant accomplishments made by newly freed people and their white allies.

Coles County Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

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The Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission's Historic Preservation Advisory Council and the Association for the Preservation of Historic Coles County invite the public to attend their annual awards program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at the Burgess-Osborne Memorial Auditorium located at 1701 Wabash Avenue in Mattoon, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Jay Ferguson Trio.

The French Colonial Gardens Driving Tour

Sponsored by the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve and Les Amis du Fort du Chartres (The Friends of Fort de Chartres)

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Enjoy a Sunday drive through the "French Colonial Corridor" along the middle Mississippi River valley. Whether you begin your journey near Prairie du Rocher or Ste. Genevieve, these heritage gardens are sure to provide inspiration and enjoyment. 
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