New ISHS Historic Marker Dedication
A sample of historical photos from the collections of William A. “Bill” Shaffer and Millie Shaffer, featuring people and places in Madison County and Troy.
The Illinois State Historical Society has recognized the work of Charlotte E. Johnson by presenting her with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in documenting the stories of Black families in Illinois.
Early firefighting in 19th century Madison County was both dramatic and dangerous, with fire an ever-constant threat when towns consisted primarily of wooden structures.
Sears House kits that were sold by Sears, Roebuck & Company from 1908 to 1941. Kits consisted of house plans and everything else needed to construct a house, all ordered through catalogs.