Historical monuments, memorials and statues should reflect our finest values

The Illinois State Historical Society welcomes the ongoing public discussion about monuments and commemoration in the Prairie State. Communities across Illinois face decisions about the presence of commemorative statues, monuments and memorials and the naming of public spaces and buildings.

Posted 10/28/20

The ISHS encourages Illinois communities engaged in these discussions to carefully consider not just the historical facts of the figure being commemorated but the historical context and intent of the …

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