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Mission Statement

To foster in citizens a deeper understanding of and appreciation for all Illinois history through programs and publications; To stimulate and encourage citizens to collect, preserve, interpret, and publish Illinois history through conferences, publications, awards, educational programs, consulting services and related historical activities; To coordinate and further programs of local historical societies and local historians by serving as a statewide service organization and communication network; To cooperate with IHPA and appropriate individuals on local, state, and national levels; and with organizations and institutions in projects and activities that will promote and sustain an interest in history; and To enhance public support for the preservation and protection of Illinois history.

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The Illinois State Historical Society, established in 1899, is a statewide membership organization that promotes knowledge and appreciation of the history of Illinois and its people through research, documentation, and programming.

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http://www.prairienet.org/ishs

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