A GUIDE TO PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND MORE
The Sangamon County Historical Society has a busy schedule filled with monthly programs, special events, tours and more. Since we operate on a June 1 to May 31 fiscal year, our meeting season normally begins in September and ends with our annual meeting and dinner in June. July and August normally provide a break, but we're not immune to throwing in an extra program or event if the opportunity arises.
All our monthly program meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. in Carnegie Room North at the City of
Springfield's Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh Street, Springfield. These meetings are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the garage under the building. Street parking is also available. Special Events and Tours reflect the availability of the event or tour site.
specific information about our monthly programs
and other history related stories, go to
News. For information about our annual events, see below:
We recently held the first of our three annual events on the 2019-2020
schedule, our 17th Annual Echoes of Yesteryear Oak Ridge Cemetery
Walk held on October 6. Our fourth event, our annual dinner, will be held in June 2020
at a site and date to be announced.
Sunday, October 6, 2019: 17th Annual Echoes of Yesteryear Oak Ridge Cemetery
Walk, This year's tour had stops at grave sites of six early Sangamon County residents who had schools named for them and a seventh stop at the grave site of the first woman elected to the Springfield School Board. Costumed re-enactors portraying each subject
were at each site to provide details their lives and accomplishments.
The nearly 700 attendees were transported by bus from the start of the tour at the Oak Ridge Bell
Tower to the first gravesite, then walked to the other gravesites before boarding the bus to return down the hill to the starting point, a distance of about a half mile.
As always, the event was free.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019: Annual Holiday Party. Every
December, members of the Society and their invited guests
don theirn holiday garb and gather to celebrate the holiday season
in a setting convivial to both conversation and delicious
beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Check Society News for location, price
and event details for the 2019 Holiday Party as it becomes
Saturday, March 21, 2020: Eighth Annual Trivia Night, 6 p.m., Christ the King Church Parish Hall,
Springfield, for benefit of the Society's Special Project Grants program. Tickets $10 per person, $100 for a table of 10. Round sponsors, $100. For information, call the SCHS office, 217-525-1961.