Illinois Bicentennial

*Originally posted on December 19, 2017*

In 2018, Illinois will celebrate 200 years of statehood! For the bicentennial, the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections will kick off a year-long celebration of the Prairie State’s fascinating history.

Starting in January, we will focus on a different theme in Illinois history each month. Themes will include: women in Illinois, stories of Civil War soldiers from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, LGBTQ+ history in Illinois, Illinois colleges, crime and criminals, sports, and others. Follow along on our social media platforms to learn more about these and other topics in Illinois history.


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