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September 2019

Living History Days: A Chautauqua with Mark Twain & Friends

September 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Park, 101 S Buchanan St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Building on a 19th-century tradition, the Madison County Historical Society Chautauqua is a community event that combines living history performances, music, and audience participation into a one-of-a-kind cultural event. Gather with family and friends as live music fills the air. Grab some food and drinks from our local vendors. Listen closely as talented performers appear on stage, bringing history to life through personal stories and detail. This enriching and delightfully entertaining experience is fun for the whole family. Performers include…

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October 2019

MCHS Speaker Series: The Underground Railroad: Two Case Studies – Oct 13, 2019

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Immanuel Methodist Church – Lower Level, 800 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Historian J. Eric Robinson who will tell the story of two women, slaves in the state of Missouri, who escaped to freedom in 1853 via the Underground Railroad in northwestern Madison County.

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28th Annual Leclaire Parkfest
Oct 20, 2019

October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leclaire Park, 900 Hale Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Join the Madison County Historical Society as they participate in the 28th Annual Leclaire Parkfest on Sunday, October 20, from Noon to 5 p.m. at Leclaire Park on Hale Avenue in Edwardsville, IL. The festival features three bands: Dixieland Jazz by the Riverside Jazz Trio (Noon – 2:30 pm), followed by Bluegrass and other old-time folk music from the Lodge Brothers (2:30 pm-5 pm) at the bandstand. On the east side of the park, Greg Silsby & Friends will play…

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November 2019

Dining in History

November 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John Wildi Masonic Temple, 721 9th St
Highland, 62249 United States
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Dining in History (DIH) is an annual MCHS event held at a historic property in Madison County where guests can enjoy a catered dinner and learn about the venue through a program and self-guided tours.  The 2019 event was held at the John Wildi Masonic Temple in Highland, Illinois, where visitors explored the history of freemasons. In earlier years attendees have explored the Wildi Theater, learned about the Alton Dam, and dined in the rotunda of the Madison County Courthouse…

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November 11, 2019

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019 - November 30, 2019

December 2019

Closed for Christmas

December 24, 2019 - December 25, 2019

January 2020

February 2020

Speaker Series – Stephen Hansen
Feb 9, 2020

February 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Immanuel Methodist Church – Lower Level, 800 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Stephen Hansen, Emeritus Dean and Professor of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will explore the character and personality of Elijah Lovejoy.

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April 2020

Speaker Series – Peter Stehman
Apr 19, 2020 Postponed

April 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Immanuel Methodist Church – Lower Level, 800 N. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States
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Stephen Hansen, Emeritus Dean and Professor of Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will explore the character and personality of Elijah Lovejoy.

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