The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has a big weekend coming up. On Saturday the agency is holding a civil war tech program aimed for kids in grades 4-8.
Sunday marks the 150th anniversary of the first time an African American gave a speech at the Illinois state capital building. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency will be holding a reenactment of Fredrick Douglas’ speech at the old state capital on Sunday.
Bob Davis will be portraying Douglas during the reenactment. The event gets underway at 3pm.