Event: Exploring the Land of Lincoln


Exploring the Land of Lincoln

Presented by Charles Titus

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The myth Charles Titus hopes Exploring the Land of Lincoln will help dispel is the idea that the story of Illinois is boring or one dimensional, and that the state is simply “corn fields and bean fields and one big city.”  He hopes people will recognize that our state has a vibrant history, a past that saw indigenous peoples establish one of the most important pre-Columbian settlements on the continent; that Chicago was an important destination during the Great Migration; that many of the state’s citizens have played roles of prominence in the nation’s history; and that Illinois has a past that is important, informative and which continues to exert an influence yet today.

A one-of-a-kind travel guide, Exploring the Land of Lincoln invites road-trippers and history buffs to explore the Prairie State’s most extraordinary historic sites. Charles Titus blends storytelling with in-depth research to highlight 20 must-see destinations selected for human drama, historical and cultural relevance, and their far-reaching impact on the state and nation.

Attendees can use discount code S21UIP to get 30% off the book from their website:

Charles Titus is an emeritus member of the history department at Eastern Illinois University. He is a coeditor of When the Nation Called a Third Time: Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, Kentucky: The Vietnam Era.

.Admission is free.  For further information or a Zoom link, please contact the Highland Park Historical Society: 847.432.7090 or

About the Highland Park Historical Society: The mission of the Highland Park Historical Society is to preserve our community’s past, to inspire an appreciation of our history and culture, and to share with the community and scholars the rich history of Highland Park, Illinois. The Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Archives and Research Collections are housed in the Highland Park Public Library.