No loyal son or daughter of Illinois can ignore this pleas from Tara Winter, the Director of Development for the Illinois State Historical Society.
The Illinois State Historical
Society (ISHS) was founded in 1899. Our mission is to foster awareness,
understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in
In order to meet our mission and provide services in our communities,
we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support.We receive
no state of federal funds.
This year alone ISHS has:
- Awarded over $29,000.00 in
scholarships to students researching, writing and publishing about Illinois
- Researched, restored
and/or erected 7 historical markers in Springfield, Earlville, Peoria and
- Co-hosted a Lunch and Learn
series that focused on Illinois history at the University of Illinois at
- Published 5 scholarly
journals and magazines that feature Illinois history.
- Worked with the Boy Scouts
of America to help scouts earn to get their American Heritage merit
Without the assistance of
community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn't be able to
provide these necessary programs that educate, promote, and encourage the study
of Illinois history. We ask you to consider a gift. A gift of any size
is helpful. We have provided a donation button for your
convenience. We hope that you will help support our efforts.
Click the donate button above to give now or send in a donation to the
Do it. You'll feel better.