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Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

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Deconstructing Stereotypes: Top Ten Truths About Native Peoples

Isle a la Cache Museum 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville

Many of us face stereotypes and misconceptions about our heritage and culture. But what stereotypes impact the lives of Native peoples the most? The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian surveyed Native American and Indigenous Canadian peoples to find out. The results identified the top ten stereotypes and misconceptions that Native peoples face today. They…

Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk through December 1

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery 302 E Miller St, Bloomington

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk! The video production of the Virtual Walk will be viewable through the online platform Teachable. Teachable will allow the Museum to present this year’s…

A Christmas Carol Holiday Story Trail

Downtown Pontiac 115 W. Howard, Pontiac

From the curators of Life in the Forties, Life on the Titanic, Music of the Civil War, Nine Days in April, and many other exhibits throughout Central Illinois comes Costumes and Characters of A Christmas Carol – a window exhibit at the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum located at 205 N. Mill Street. Ron Selle and Darlene Agner have…

Old Capitol Holiday Walks

Old State Capitol 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Save The Date! Old Capitol Holiday Walks is starting 2 weeks earlier then previous years - November 14, 2020 - December 19, 2020. It’s a tradition of the season that all of Springfield looks forward to…The Old Capitol Holiday Walks will run every Saturday afternoon 11/14 to 12/19 from noon to five pm and every…

Lincoln Presidential Library to display handwritten Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N 6th St, Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The Gettysburg Address is Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech. It helped changed the way America looked at the Civil War and at itself. And now the address will be on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for two weeks. The handwritten copy will be displayed in the museum Nov. 18-30.…

Capital City Takeout Challenge – Support Local Restaurants & Enter for Chance to Win $1,000

Downtown Springfield Inc. 3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield

Hello Springfield! Purchase takeout from 5 different independent locally-owned restaurants. 1 of the 5 restaurants must be minority owned. *Minority includes: African American, Asian American or Asian Islander, Latin American or Hispanic American and Indigenous American. When: Takeout purchases must be between November 19, 2020 and December 18, 2020. *All receipts must be submitted by…

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