Sunday, September 27, 2020


Elaine Evans

Hemingway Foundation Benefit to Screen Cooper, Hemingway Documentary

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

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Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper may not have been the most likely of friends, but best of friends they were. Their friendship is the topic of the New York Times Critic’s Pick feature documentary Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen to be screened on April 14 at 7 p.m. in Chicago at The Palmer House Hilton.

Becoming a State: The Illinois Way

Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College/Illinois State Museum

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A popular local historian and writer, Tara McClellan McAndrew, will tell us about the wayward way we became a state and how our first lawmakers in Kaskaskia started from scratch in creating state government. Tara will share both facts and humor that emerged from her research.

1818: A Frontier is Forged

Crystal Lake Historical Society

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When the State of Illinois was established, what is now McHenry County was unchartered and was inhabited primarily by Native Americans, trappers and traders. Join us as we celebrate the 200th birthday of our state and meet the adventurers who explored and surveyed our land, making it safe for settlers to arrive in the following decades.

An Illinois Bicentennial Tea

Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center

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Come and bring your favorite mom, aunt, or special lady for a mother’s day outing. Come for a great time and have an old-fashioned day celebrating our 200 years in Illinois. This is a once in a lifetime event.

GSSI Library Research Day

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

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The April quarterly meeting of the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois will include opening the GSSI section of the John A. Logan College library for your research pleasure. The GSSI genealogy section contains books from most of the southern Illinois counties, several other states, and even books on the Mayflower passengers and their descendants. Board members will be there to assist with your search and try to answer your questions.
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