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Binding Our State Together: 200 Years of Canals, Railroads, Postal Services and Roads

McHenry County Historical Society & Museum

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Norman Moline, a historical geographer from Rock Island, will provide a broad survey of the development of Illinois’ connections since 1818. After noting how our state’s shape was determined, learn about the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Hennepin Canal, railroad expansion, significant highway connections and the evolution of postal service – including free urban delivery and then rural delivery. Moline earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, focusing on the impacts of the automobile and good roads from 1900 to 1930. He taught for 45 years at Augustana College in Rock Island. 

Bargain Quilts and the Quilt Buy of the Century

McHenry County Historical Society & Museum

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Janette Dwyer, former owner of Quilt Quarters in Geneseo, has spent the past 26 years sewing and collecting quilts. Her collection, which now tops 300, dates from the 1880s to the present day. She will bring about 30 quilts with her for the presentation – including two gems from the Century of Progress at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. She will talk about the quilts, as well as the fair's history, and show off other “bargains” she has uncovered. The Gazebo Valor Quilters, a group of about 40 women from the northwest suburbs, also will honor veterans with quilts that day. A drawing for the Heritage Quilters’ raffle quilt, an homage to World War I titled “Forever Poppies” and a show-and-tell also are part of the program. 

ILLINOIS CLASSICS: A Bicentennial Reading List

Compiled for Illinois public libraries by John E. Hallwas of the Illinois State Historical Society

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This twelve-month reading list includes novels, nonfictional works, and poetry – all by Illinois authors and expressive of the Illinois experience. Along with the twelve-month schedule are some alternative book titles, in case a library wants to customize the 2018 reading list by substituting another notable work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

Bicentennial Bash: Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois!

Crystal Lake Historical Society, Inc.

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Join us on February 11 at 1:00 P.M. for our 2018 Annual Meeting when we will celebrate Illinois’ 200th Birthday! A birthday this big cannot go uncelebrated! HFK Presents, featuring Terry and Laura Lynch, will discuss everything from Illinois’ early years, historical happenings and famous Illinoisans. Terry Lynch is a nationally known actor who specializes in historical portrayal. Along with his wife Laura, an educator for 20 years, they combine to bring history alive. It’s gonna be a party!
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