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IHPA to Hold Events this Weekend to Commemorate Civil War Era

IHPA to Hold Events this Weekend to Commemorate Civil War Era

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The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has a big weekend coming up. On Saturday the agency is holding a civil war tech program aimed for kids in grades 4-8.

Sunday marks the 150th anniversary of the first time an African American gave a speech at the Illinois state capital building. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will be holding a reenactment of Fredrick Douglas’ speech at the old state capital on Sunday.

Bob Davis will be portraying Douglas during the reenactment. The event gets underway at 3pm.

 

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