Articles featuring Illinois history
Looking For Lincoln Off the Beaten Path
Dig deep into presidential history at attractions throughout the state that highlight the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Tour Barns Aplenty in Macomb
Nothing says Americana like a worn and weathered barn, and nearly 30 historic barns stand as living testimonies...
Dutch Windmill, Cultural Center Celebrate Heritage in Fulton, Illinois
Learn about Fulton's history at de Immigrant Windmill and Cultural Center in the Northwestern Illinois town.
Rudolph the Chicago Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start in Illinois' own city of Chicago in 1939.
Birthplace of Memorial Day
Carbondale’s claim-to-fame is being the birthplace of Memorial Day, the first of which was observed on April 29,...
Living History Weekends at Fort Massac State Park
Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis honors the Massac Marines with a re-enactment of the history and traditions...
Elgin, Illinois: History, Entertainment and More
Located in Kane County about 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin sits along the picturesque Fox River and...
Elkhart Hill: Little Town on the Prairie
No one knows what caused a glacier to stop in the heart of Illinois thousands of years ago,...
Travel Illinois: Galena
Galena proudly claims the home of President Grant, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, historical attractions galore and a thriving arts scene.
Storing History at Hawes Grain Elevator Museum in Atlanta
Located just a block off historic Route 66, the J.H. Hawes Grain Elevator Museum teaches visitors about agriculture,...