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All the News That’s Fit to Print: Write Your Own Obituary with Reneé B. Johnson

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

A good obituary tells us a bit about the deceased, more than just when they were born and died but how they lived. An exceptional obituary reveals their personality and priorities; it draws us into their world for just a moment. It leaves us feeling like we know them that much more. This important document […]

George Caleb Bingham and The River Paintings: Dee Kilgo, Ph.D.

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845, Metropolitan Museum, New York In the mid-nineteenth century, Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) earned a national reputation for paintings that defined the American frontier for curious eastern audiences. His images focusing on life along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers underscored the unique economic significance of these great waterways […]

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]

George Caleb Bingham and The River Paintings: Dee Kilgo, Ph.D.

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845, Metropolitan Museum, New York In the mid-nineteenth century, Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) earned a national reputation for paintings that defined the American frontier for curious eastern audiences. His images focusing on life along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers underscored the unique economic significance of these great waterways […]

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]

Event Series Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]

Event Series Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]

Event Series Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]

Event Series Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Branching Out Genealogy Classes

Genealogy & Local History Library 401 State Street, Alton, IL, United States

The Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library offers Branching Out classes at the Genealogy & Local History Library, 401 State Street, Alton. Branching Out classes take place from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. On the second Thursday of each month, library staff presents a discussion of a genealogy research topic. On the third Thursday, we […]