Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2007
Registration Date: Oct 18, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 08, 2007
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The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for October 18 and 19 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state’s largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. This is the ninth year of the conference, which is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

The conference will feature topics that include politics, geography, community studies, Abraham Lincoln, African American history, and the Civil War. Teachers will benefit from workshops on the French in Illinois, Student Service-Learning for Cemeteries, Writing Historical Fiction, and Chicago Maps as well as two workshops conducted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library education department.

All teacher workshop sessions are approved for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs). Featured speakers at the luncheons and dinner banquet are: Pulitzer Prize winner David Broder of the Washington Post; Michael D. Sublett on Grassroots Government: Illinois Townships; and Jason Emerson, author of The Madness of Mary Lincoln.

TEACHERS! The Conference is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education for CPDU.


Additional Information

For additional information, contact contact Donna Lawrence, IHPA, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701, by email at donna.lawrence@illinois.gov, or phone 217/785-7933.