Illinois State Historical Society in Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois State Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, and Fax Number for Illinois State Historical Society, a Historical Society, at East Washington Street, Springfield IL.

Name
Illinois State Historical Society
Address
521 East Washington Street
Springfield, Illinois, 62701
Phone
217-525-2781
Fax
217-525-2783

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About the Illinois State Historical Society

The Illinois State Historical Society, located in Springfield, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Springfield. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Sangamon County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Springfield Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Springfield public records
  • Springfield historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Springfield, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Springfield Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Sangamon County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Springfield museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Springfield.

Local Springfield History

In Springfield, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Springfield. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Illinois State Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Springfield history. These programs provide historical information about Springfield communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Illinois State Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Illinois State Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Springfield Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Springfield schools.

Contact the Illinois State Historical Society

You may contact the Illinois State Historical Society by calling 217-525-2781, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Illinois State Historical Society, 521 East Washington Street, Springfield, Illinois, 62701.