Bicentennial
Decatur Public Library

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 pm

Becoming a State the Illinois Way:
Creative Accounting and Humble Beginnings
with Tara McClellan McAndrew

Saturday, November 17, 2:00 pm, Madden Auditorium

Two hundred years ago, Illinois' leaders were working hard to make our wild western territory a state. Hear how they fudged numbers to cinch the deal and  met the challenges of shaping a new state government (like finding a place to meet) in this interesting and entertaining talk by Tara McClellan McAndrew, an award-winning history writer and author from Springfield.

 
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