Friday, April 27, 2012

DAY 2 OF ILLINOIS HISTORY SYMPOSIUM"CONTESTED LANDS' 1763-1840

Parade Of Historical Flags this morning at the start of Day 2 of the 2012 Illinois History Symposium at the Embassy Suites in E.Peoria, IL.


Story and Photos by Tazewell County Museum Website Director Ed Emmons


The 2nd day of the 2012 Illinois History Symposium "Contested Lands: 1763-1840", took place today at the Embassy Suites in E. Peoria, IL. First of beginning at 8:30 a.m. was the Parade of Historical Flags, in which flags from that time period are presented each morning of the 3 day event.

Starting from Right to left in the above photo are the flags and presenters. Flag 1-French Fleurdelis-presented by Bill Wilcox,Fort Creve Coeur, Flag 2- British Union-presented by Richard Cox, Legion Post 2, Flag 3- Canadian- presented by William Wilson, Rangers, Flag 4- Illinois State- Presented by David Ekstrand, Post #2, Flag 5- Quebec- Presented by Jeff Smith, Fort Creve Coeur, Flag 6- Us 15 Stars/15 Stripes- Presented by David Cook, Post #2, Flag 7- 21 Star U.S.- Presented by Bob Reidenour, Rangers, Flag 8- U.S. Daughters of 1812- Presented by Theresa Johnston, East Peoria Historical Society, Flag 9- 34 Star U.S.- Presented by James DeLoatchie, Post #2, flag 10- Virginia State- Presented by Lynn Hargus, Rangers, Flag 11- Betsy Ross- Presented by Bill Dwyer, Mackinaw Valley Longknwers.

         This replica of a Birch Wood Bark Canoe was available for viewing

As with previous days, Symposium Sessions were going on all day in the conference center rooms. Sessions ran from 8:45-10:30 a.m. At 12:15 a.m. A luncheon was held in the River Front Grand Ballroom, held by the Illinois State Historical Society and sponsored by the Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center. Guest speaker was Dr. Michael Wiant, Dickson Mounds Museum.

Dr.Michael Wiant of the Dickson Mounds Museum was the guest speaker at the Illinois State Historical Society Luncheon today in the River Front Grand Ballroom.

Symposium Session began again at 1:30 to 3 p.m. last until 5 p.m. Tomorrow (Saturday) will be the last day of the Symposium ending at noon. The day will begin with breakfast, then the Parade of Flags, and will consist of Resolution being read by local politicians.

 The Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center had a booth in the Exhibit hall. Here Fred Altman and Jan Strubhar answer questions about the Museum.

This display by the Tazewell County Museum and Educational Center, shows the Flags of Illinois. The flags are United States, France, Canada, Quebec, Great Britain, and Spain

Guest of the Illinois State Historical Society Luncheon listen to President of the Society Bill Furry ( Far Right ), Bill thanked those who have helped put on the symposium









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