The Knox County Historical Museum is marking the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s disappearance from the planet.
Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 9:48 am
Oak Ridge Cemetery is the 2nd most visited cemetery in the U.S. The main reason is Abraham Lincoln. The 16th President, his wife Mary and three of their four sons are interred there.
Since last fall, visitors could go see the tomb and stand outside. But the interior was closed off for maintenance work. It re-opens on Tuesday April 1.
An exhibit of photographs by Annie Leibovitz is on display for the next six months in Springfield.
Springfield will soon have a bit of recent Hollywood history on display.
This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guest is Steve Berry, Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He was in western Illinois to give presentations at Monmouth College, Knox College, and Western Illinois University.