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Living History: African American Historical Exhibits and Events
Living History: African American Historical Exhibits and Events

The African American community’s legacy emerges through exhibits and events at t...

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Living History: African American Historical Exhibits and Events

The African American community’s legacy emerges through exhibits and events at t...

From Darkness into Light: Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibits
From Darkness into Light: Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibits

The timeless and powerful Illinois Holocaust Museum promises a journey contrasti...

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From Darkness into Light: Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibits

The timeless and powerful Illinois Holocaust Museum promises a journey contrasti...

Path to Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad
Path to Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad

Visit the secret places slaves stayed in Illinois while fleeing the South.

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Path to Freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad

Visit the secret places slaves stayed in Illinois while fleeing the South.

Things to Do with the Kids in March
Family Activities in March

You don't need to wait until summer break to embark on a family getaway.

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Family Activities in March

You don't need to wait until summer break to embark on a family getaway.

5 Lesser-Known Chicago Museums You Need to Explore
5 Lesser-Known Chicago Museums You Need to Explore

Whether your interest is in Puerto Rican art or Saturday Night Live, Chicago has...

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5 Lesser-Known Chicago Museums You Need to Explore

Whether your interest is in Puerto Rican art or Saturday Night Live, Chicago has...

6 Illinois Museums Worth Traveling For
6 Illinois Museums Worth Traveling For

There’s something for everyone inside Illinois’ world-class museums.

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6 Illinois Museums Worth Traveling For

There’s something for everyone inside Illinois’ world-class museums.

John Deere: More Than a Tractor Name
John Deere Pavilion

With a namesake pavilion, museum, historic site, golf course and tournament, plu...

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John Deere Pavilion

With a namesake pavilion, museum, historic site, golf course and tournament, plu...

The Historic National Road in Illinois
The Historic National Road in Illinois

Take a road trip along the first federally funded road in U.S. history, with ple...

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The Historic National Road in Illinois

Take a road trip along the first federally funded road in U.S. history, with ple...

Grant's Galena: Presidential History at the Ulysses S. Grant Home
Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena

Explore the former home of the 18th President during an idyllic Galena getaway.

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Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena

Explore the former home of the 18th President during an idyllic Galena getaway.


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Keeping History Alive: A Tour Through the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

by Emma Pope

Writer Emma Pope spends a day at the museum rich with interactive, invaluable lessons in human rights and our place in the future.

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Family Fun and Some History Too

by Craig Hensel

Chicago-based photographer and Instagramer Craig Hensel @thecraighensel and his family take a road trip around Central Illinois.

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