Welcome to the

Illinois State Society

Founded in 1854, the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC is the oldest of the state societies. Abraham Lincoln was reported to have been a member. The Society is an active member of the National Conference of State Societies. The Illinois State Society’s mission is to promote the history, culture, science, technology, commerce, and social traditions of Illinois. It also makes an effort to introduce members of the best of Washington and Illinois through various educational forums and social events. We hope you will join us.

Coming ISS Events

 

Celebrate with ISS as we honor the winners of the

2015 ISS Intern Scholarship Awards.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015  

 

ISS INTERN SCHOLARSHIP RECEPTION

 

Rayburn House Office Building

 

Room 2322

 

45 Independence Avenue, SW

 

Washington, DC 20237

 

5:30 – 7:30 PM

 

Free to ISS Members

 

 RSVP: IllinoisStateSocietyDC@Verizon.net

 

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Most events are free for members. Join now! To join ISS using your credit card through PayPal, click on the “Membership” button below.

 

 

Illinois State Society of Washington DC

3700 Fort Worth Avenue, Suite 100

Alexandria, VA 22304

703-461-3610

IllinoisStateSocietydc@Verizon.net

CHERRY BLOSSOM 2015

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150th ANNIVERSARY OF LINCOLN’S 2nd INAUGURAL

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LINCOLN’S SECOND INAUGURAL  COMMEMORATED AT UNITED STATES CAPITOL

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Actor Stephen Lang Read Lincoln’s Immortal Inaugural Address 

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The Illinois State Society (ISS) and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation (ALBF) co-sponsored an official ceremony and reception in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, to commemorate the150th anniversary of the Second Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. More ….

 ILLINOIS STATEHOOD DAY

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Fall Fiesta

Wreath Laying to Honor President Ronald W. Reagan

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Illinois History Page


The Hon. Mark Q. Rhoads

Mark Rhoads, former Illinois State Senator and Past President of the ISS, has posted fascinating Illinois tidbits in his “Hall of Fame” blog. Follow his captivating trail of Illinois history, links, and other subject categories. Please Click Here to see our Illinois History Page.

To play Video of Dramatic Monologues from the “Land of Lincoln – Thy Wondrous Story,” the Annual Meeting entertainment, click here.

For more information, follow Mark’s History Page.

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