For Black History month, GLT is reviving its occasional series McHistory in partnership with the McLean County Museum of History.
Rachel Crothers is all but unknown today as America's most successful female playwright.
The Hamlet of Danvers once hosted a sanatorium for those struggling with addiction to alcohol.
Barbara Egger was a part of a women's suffrage group that lobbied in Springfield in 1909.
In this Black History Month edition of our Sound Ideas recurring series "McHistory," you'll hear from a Spanish Amerian War Soldier from Bloomington who writes home from eastern Cuba.
An early Bloomington settler and one time friend of Abe Lincoln was also a southern sympathizer.
In this episode of GLT's recurring series McHistory Morgan writes of World War Two.
"McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the Museum of History using the letters, diaries, and documents of days gone by.
At the turn of the 20th century, a certain woman journalist put out four columns a week. She was a prolific writer turning in 2000 words at a crack, a wonderful interviewer, and nobody's fool. Madam Annette talked with everyone from businessmen and public officials to jail inmates. During GLT's recurring series "McHistory" we hear portions of one of Madam Annette's columns as she explores a coal mine under Bloomington. McLean County Museum of History Development Director Beth Whisman reads the column with comment from Archivist Bill Kemp.
"McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the McLean County Museum of History using the letters, diaries, and documents of days gone by
In this episode of GLT's recurring series "McHistory," we hear about a veto message from a Governor of Illinois more than 60 years ago.
Today's McHistory is about the Civil War Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, which took place December 7th, 1862.