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5:30 pm

Home and Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Illinois Realtors, 522 S 5th
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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As part of the Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Springfield's Bicentennial Town Hall Series, Presented by the Illinois Bicentennial Coordinating Committee of Springfield August topic: Home and Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, signed on April 11, 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson […]

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6:30 pm

“Illinois in the Civil War”

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Books On The Square, 427 E. Washington
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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Illinois Songwriters Helped Win The Civil War Dr. Christian McWhirter acknowledges the significance of Illinois's military and political contributions to the Civil War but he will tell us how the state continued to the cause in another, more forgotten way. The young music firm of Root & Cady in Chicago became one of the most […]

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Convention in Chaos

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, 212 N. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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The 1968 Democratic Convention shocked America. Protesters filled the streets to protest the Vietnam War. Chicago police responded with violence. Delegates condemned the city’s actions on live TV while Mayor Daley angrily shouted back. Please join us as Mark DePue moderates a 50th anniversary discussion of the convention with four people who saw it firsthand: […]

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7:30 pm

The Alley Cats at The Hoogland

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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The Incomparable Alley Cats will light up the Hoogland this summer with a rare, full concert this August. If you love humor, doo wop, or fun, this is the show for you!

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