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For the past 19 years, Vintage Voices has become an important cultural event in the community, with walking tours and actors in period costumes telling the story of Altonians who have shaped Alton’s history.

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The Village of Elsah Museum will start the 2020 season with its annual photography exhibit.  The purpose of the exhibit is to foster an appreciation of the village’s beauty.  This year’s theme is My Favorite Window. COVID-19 restrictions on group gatherings delayed the opening of the museum.…

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Beginning with the first days of the Civil War in 1861, Republican Governor Richard Yates of Illinois responded with enthusiasm and loyal support for the Union cause. To answer Lincoln’s call for volunteers, he worked to recruit, enlist, equip, organize, and train the sons of Illinois for th…

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To echo Mississippi Earthtones Festival 2020 and honor a rich heritage of diversity, Riverwork artists will spell a message, “sow diversity,” in life-size letters on the grassy knoll overlooking the Alton Farmers' and Artisans' Market.