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December 2017

Governor John Wood Mansion, Lincoln Gallery, 1835 Log Cabin & Livery

December 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

John Wood Mansion, 425 S. 12th
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Guided tours, $8 per person; kids 6-18, $4; under 4, free.

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Christmas Candlelight Tours

December 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Wood Mansion, 425 S. 12th
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Featuring Quincy Symphony Chorus Quartet Governor John Wood Mansion, 6-8 pm. Free and open to the public. German Christmas Traditions will be explored. Enjoy local musicians performing seasonal favorites and see the Governor’s Mansion all decked out for the holiday season. Meet at the Visitors Center, 425 South 12th, Quincy. Tours leave every 20 minutes. Call 217-222-1835 to reserve your spot. Christmas Candlelight Tours of the Governor John Wood Mansion Sponsored by the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation of Quincy Media, Inc.

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February 2018

Over Here and Over There: The Experiences and Lives of Local Black Families and Soldiers in WWI

February 25 @ 2:00 pm
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. The History Museum, 332 Maine The program, which will feature speakers who will discuss the experiences of the black community during WWI, will be followed by a small reception. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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March 2018

Women and WWI

March 25 @ 2:00 pm
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. The History Museum, 332 Maine The program, presented by Western Illinois University professor Ginny Boynton, will explore wartime activities of Illinois women and their new roles during WW1.

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April 2018

HSQAC 2018 Capital Campaign Kick-off

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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HSQAC will kick off our 2018 capital campaign "Together We Can Preserve Our Historic Treasures"  on Friday, April 20, from 5-8 pm.   Join us at the History Museum, 332 Maine Street, Quincy, for light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments as you view a first-ever, one-night only exhibit of some of the county's most valuable historical items.

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Illinois 1818: The March to Statehood

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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This bicentennial presentation will feature two speakers: James Cornelius, curator of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and a member of the Bicentennial Commission: Old and New Illinois History, and Joseph Messina, professor emeritus of English at Quincy University.

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Ulysses S. Grant Symposium

April 27 - April 28
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Friday, April 27-Saturday April 28 The History Museum, 332 Maine Check in and registration 2 to 5 p.m. Friday All Grant Symposium events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is strongly recommended. The two-day program, co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the Tri-States Civil War Round Table, will feature speakers Dr. Sam Wheeler, State Historian of the State of Illinois; Larry Werline, Ulysses S. Grant Impersonator; Tim Good, Superintendent of White Haven, U.S. Grant Historic Site; Dr. Steve…

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May 2018

Annie Blum Presentation and Book Signing

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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Annie Blum, author of The Steamer Admiral and the former curator of the Streckfus Steamboat Family Collection in the Mercantile Library in St. Louis, Missouri, will give a presentation and sign books.

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June 2018

Lincoln in the District

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Washington Park Quincy, Illinois

Lincoln in the District celebrates Quincy’s Lincoln legacy during a unique festival on the historic downtown square with activities centering on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The event begins with a Johnnycake Breakfast at 8:00 am.  Then enjoy living history reenactments with Lincoln’s closest Quincy friends who will provide interesting insights into the past.  Attendees can also meet Lincoln himself. Demonstrations of rail splitting, period crafts, vintage baseball, children's' activities, and Civil War medicine and field embalming processes…

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HSQAC Annual Meeting

June 24 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
History Museum, 332 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301 United States
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The Business portion of the Annual Meeting begins at 1:30 pm, followed by the program at 2:00 pm.  The program, "How a Chicago Music Publisher and Quincy Henry Clay's Works Helped Win the Civil War," will feature speaker Christian McWhirter.  McWhirter is a research historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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