Each month speakers present topics that have shaped Sangamon County history. The society also offers a number of guided bus tours and special events such as picnics, dinners, and re-enactments. Browse our calendar and register today!
Authors Curtis Mann and Linda Garvert will discuss their latest book on historic Springfield. For the book, they assembled and described 1960s and 1970s photos which illustrate the changes that occurred in Springfield during that time.
Mann over sees the City of Springfield Lincoln Library's Sangamon Valley Collection and serves as the City's Historian. Garvert recently retired from the Sangamon Valley Collection as a librarian.
Following their presentation, a tour will be taken of the newly expanded Sangamon Valley Collection Room, a few days short of the 48th anniversary of its opening.
Please join us for this exciting presentation.
Some of Springfield's most colorful individuals who are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery will be depicted through creative presentations by actors in period costume, so as to better acquaint visitors with the rich heritage that makes Springfield unique. This stroll through history had been a regular occurrence and, only last year, was returned to the schedule of annual events following a brief hiatus. The walk is free to the public.