Illinois history conference offers new ideas and subjects for
26-27 workshops on Lincoln, Hemingway, historic maps
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[August 30, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- The upcoming Conference
on Illinois History offers great opportunities for teachers who want
new ideas on bringing history to life for their students.
The Sept. 26-27 conference offers workshops on a wide array of
historical topics, including:
Using the movie
"Lincoln" to teach about Abraham Lincoln.
Gettysburg Address, which will mark its 150th anniversary in
The life and work
of Ernest Hemingway, a literary giant from Illinois.
Exploring antique maps to discuss
history and geography.
The conference also includes a two-part workshop about the
National Register of Historic Places. Part one explains the register
and what properties can qualify. Part two explains the process of
getting a building placed on the prestigious list.
The 15th annual Conference on Illinois History takes place at
Springfield’s Prairie Capital Convention Center and the Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
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Tickets are now available through the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum website,
www.presidentlincoln.illinois.gov. To register, click on "Special
event tickets and reservations." The price is $90 to attend both
days and $50 for a single day. Students can attend the full
conference for just $40.
schedule (PDF) is available at
The conference is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation
Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]