The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has launched social media
accounts to share pictures, announcements, news releases and
anything else related to activities at more than 60 historic sites
and monuments operated by the state of Illinois.
The agency can be
found on Twitter under the name @ILhistory. Most tweets will include
the hashtag #ILhistory. Here's a direct link:
The Facebook page is
In addition to news about IHPA sites, the social media accounts
share information about Illinois history from a broad selection of
magazines, blogs and websites. The goal is to give visitors easy
access to Illinois' rich heritage, from Abraham Lincoln to the
Chicago blues to Native American mound-builders.
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The IHPA's mission is to preserve and promote the culture and
history of the state of Illinois. In addition to operating historic
sites and memorials, the agency oversees the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum, places Illinois sites on the
National Register of Historic Places, manages tax incentives for
historic rehabilitations, and coordinates the Illinois History Expo
program for Illinois middle school and high school students.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will continue
its strong presence on social media at
For more information, visit
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency].