Datebook

Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm
The best, most creative artists in central Illinois will get the chance to reach new audiences thanks to “Art in the Atrium,” a new program at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The presidential[...]
We will commemorate Lincoln’s birthday with Living History characters, musicians, and other special events. We will also put on display three special objects from our Lincoln Vault. Through the end of 2016, view Lincoln’s infamous[...]
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm
Living life the 18th century way @ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | Illinois | United States
Volunteers will spend days at a time living in the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site in February and March to give visitors a glimpse of life in the 1700s. During these special “Past Lives”[...]
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Pilgrimage ceremony includes wreath placing and remarks by the National President of The American Legion Auxiliary; National Commander of the Sons of The American Legion and keynote address by the National Commander of The American[...]
Lincoln, Immigrants and the Atlantic World Speakers Dr. Louise Stevenson, Professor of History and American Studies, Franklin and Marshall College Louise L. Stevenson writes about 19th century American cultural and intellectual life and transatlantic context.[...]
Its an all you care to eat buffet of chocolate goodness. We run from 11am to 4 pm on Feb 13th and 14th, 2016. There will be Chocolate art and a Chocolate fountain. Plus we[...]
General John A. Logan Birthday Breakfast @ Murphysboro Middle School | Murphysboro | Illinois | United States
Please join us at the 27th Annual General John A. Logan Birthday Breakfast Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:00 to 10:00 am “ALL YOU CAN EAT” Murphysboro Middle School Cafeteria 2125 Spruce Street Murphysboro, Illinois Tickets:[...]
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll outside on a luminary-lit trail. Too cold outside for the walk, come into the Lodge and keep warm by the fire with fresh donuts and juice/cider or hot cocoa. Music will be[...]
Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Bold and Beautiful @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Bask in the brilliance of Beethoven, Barber and Brahms with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Alastair Willis. From Beethoven’s rebellious Coriolan Overture to the magnificent Second Symphony of Brahms, this evening is[...]
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Art of Frontier Life @ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | Illinois | United States
Experts at the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site will demonstrate the “art de vivre” – or art of life – that put food on French settlers’ tables and clothing on their backs 250 years[...]
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Galena Bridal Fair @ Galena Convention Center | Galena | Illinois | United States
Bridal Event highlighting the best wedding vendors in the Galena/Jo Daviess area specializing in destination weddings. Sign up for free admission on our website. Come spend some time and talk one-on-one with business owners and[...]
Winter Program: The Driftless Land: Stories, Scenes and Songs of the Upper Mississippi @ Galena Territory Association Owners' Club  | Galena | Illinois | United States
Nature-writer Dr. Kevin Koch and musician Dr. Robert Dunn will take guests on a journey through the natural and human beauties of the Driftless Area at the second presentation of the “History Matters,” Winter Program[...]
Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Bold and Beautiful @ Sangamon Auditorium, UIS | Springfield | Illinois | United States
Bask in the brilliance of Beethoven, Barber and Brahms with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis. From Beethoven’s rebellious Coriolan Overture to the magnificent Second Symphony of Brahms, this evening[...]
A series of lectures at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site begins Jan. 17 with a look at what experts can learn about the mound builders from the tiny flint drills and tools and shell beads[...]
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ted Mathys is the author of three books of poetry, Null Set (2015), The Spoils (2009) and Forge (2005), all from Coffee House Press. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for[...]
Challenger Learning Center Comedy Funnyraiser @ Heartland Community College Campus Cafe | Normal | Illinois | United States
The Challenger Learning Center annual FunnyRaiser keeps attendees laughing all night long. Local amateur comedians compete for the prize to raise funds in support of mission scholarships for K-12 schools. The event features a night[...]
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
Living life the 18th century way @ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | Illinois | United States
Volunteers will spend days at a time living in the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site in February and March to give visitors a glimpse of life in the 1700s. During these special “Past Lives”[...]
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Award-winning Sound of Illinois barbershop chorus will honor the Mother Road with music relating to Route 66 in two shows (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Check for special pricing.
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site will bring a little tropical warmth to the Illinois winter with its first “Songbag” concert of 2016: the Hawaiian sounds of “The Wacky Keys.” The Wacky Keys are a[...]
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Boutique Bridal Show – Free Admission for all Brides and $5 for other attendees
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
St Patrick’s Day Celebration Join the servants of the Davis household as they rush to complete their chores on a busy St. Patrick’s Day!
"Rock 'n Roll Review" with Scott Wattles & Blue Suede Crew @ Seasons Event Center | Sparta | Illinois | United States
This polished group of entertainers will perform songs of the 50’s & 60’s, 70’s and 80’s performing the music of such artists as Bill Haley, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Elton John,[...]
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After graduating from Millikin University with a B.A. in English literature and writing, Cox completed her M.A. in English creative writing at Ball State University in 2013. She serves as the haiga editor for the[...]
A series of lectures at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site begins Jan. 17 with a look at what experts can learn about the mound builders from the tiny flint drills and tools and shell beads[...]
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm
Living life the 18th century way @ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | Illinois | United States
Volunteers will spend days at a time living in the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site in February and March to give visitors a glimpse of life in the 1700s. During these special “Past Lives”[...]
Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Britain's Best - Light Classics Concert @ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Celebrate The Last Night of the Proms in grand fashion with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis. Get ready to queue up and wave your flags as you are transported[...]
Illinois Symphony Orchestra - Britain's Best - Light Classics Concert @ Sangamon Auditorium, UIS | Springfield | Illinois | United States
Celebrate The Last Night of the Proms in grand fashion with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra led by dynamic Music Director Alastair Willis. Get ready to queue up and wave your flags as you are transported[...]
Arrive by 6:45 am to hear an explanation of the discovery, form and function of this ancient post circle movement used as a calendar by the Mississippians. No ceremonies will be conducted. The Interpretive Center[...]
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Parking and Free Admission Home Cooked Food will be available from 8am- 2pm Wood Crafts, Stained Glass, Quilts, Jewelry, Bird Houses, Floral, Decorated Shirts, Barnwood Pictures, Pottery, Knitted and Crocheted Items, Candles, Gift Items[...]
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The art of (frontier) life @ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site | Prairie du Rocher | Illinois | United States
Experts at the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site will demonstrate the “art de vivre” – or art of life – that put food on French settlers’ tables and clothing on their backs 250 years[...]