Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2003
Registration Date: Oct 03, 2003
Early Registration Date: Oct 03, 2003
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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Conference on Illinois History, October 9-10, 2003, Springfield, Il. The Conference is accredited by the ISBE for CPDU. Featuring papers on Illinois topics including women, ethnicity, local studies, Chicago, immigration, religion, Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and historic preservation. Teacher Workshops on Lewis & Clark, educational videos, writing research papers, teaching Illinois political history, and Confederate soldier memoriam project. In addition, James Loewen author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong" and "Lies Across America: What Our Historic Markers and Monuments Get Wrong" will present workshops on "Beyond the Textbook" and "Sundown Towns." Thursday luncheon speaker, Elizabeth Kendall, Parma Conservation, "Preserving Our WPA Heritage"; Thursday banquet speaker, James Loewen, "Sundown Towns." Pre-registration $40; $15 student; Walk-in registration $45;Thursday luncheon $20; Banquet $35; Friday luncheon $10. For additional information, contact Donna Lawrence, IHPA, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701, by email @ donna_lawrence@ihpa.state.il.us, or phone 217/785-7933. More information on the conference is available at www.state.il.us/hpa (A final printed schedule will be available in August.)

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