Saturday, August 11, 2018
Illinois Marks Bicentennial With Cake and Passport Program-- Part 1
From the August 5, 2018, Chicago Tribune by Lori Rachel.
"Free cheesecake, a passport program and special programming in August are some of the ways the state is ramping up Illinois' bicentennial celebration."
Every weekend in August, 80 museums, historical sites and architectural gems in different parts of the state will waive entry fees through an initiative called Doors Open Illinois.
The program kicked off last weekend, but this weekend moves to central Illinois August 11-12, then western Illinois August 18-19 and Chicago and northeast Illinois August 25-26.
Some of the sites participating in Illinois are Vandalia (the state's second capital), the Old State House in Springfield and the prehistoric Cahokia Mounds near St. Louis.
See Illinois Before It Goes Broke. --RoadDog