Jacksonville Public Library Event Calendar


Date: 4/10/2019
Time: 7:00 PM -
Title: How Illinois Became a State
Contact: Chris, 217-243-5435
Location: Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Description: Two hundred years ago, our leaders were trying to turn the Illinois Territory into a state. They fudged our population numbers to do it. Learn about the creative ways they inflated those numbers and other challenges they faced in turning our wild western land into a new state in this highly anticipated (and twice rescheduled) talk by award-winning Springfield writer and reporter Tara McClellan McAndrew.

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