You never know what will turn up in the ALPLM files – such as a one-of-a-kind book by an early Native American poet
Dangerous expedition launched from Illinois camp that is now a historic site
Golden dragons and a white fleet, plus a historic bucket.
Largely forgotten today, Andre Cailloux was one of the first Black military heroes of the Civil War
New exhibit looks at Depression origins of Shawnee National Forest
The murder of Abraham Lincoln was met with anger and tears.
A Lincoln historian appreciates getting to know the lives of three other people with Illinois roots
Free Frank McWorter rescued his family from slavery and then established a town in Illinois.
Letter shows the Lincolns as a young couple managing the typical concerns of middle-class life.
Items on loan from Springfield's African American sororities tell a century-long story of women helping women.