Exploring the Land of Lincoln

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Summer is fast approaching! Are you looking for good vacation ideas that are close to home?

Charles Titus may have just the information you need in this presentation which will explore the content of his book, Exploring the Land of Lincoln. The book is a unique Illinois history/travel guide combination that invites readers to journey through the Prairie State’s history by means of its most extraordinary historic sites.

The book includes chapters on Cahokia Mounds, Starved Rock, Fort de Chartres, Fort Massac, Old Shawneetown, Lincoln’s New Salem, Apple River Fort, the Vandalia State House, Nauvoo, the Old State Capitol, Lincoln Log Cabin, Bishop Hill, the Reuben Moore Home and Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, the Old Chicago Water Tower, the Lincoln Tomb, the Haymarket Martyrs Monument, Hull House, the Eternal Indian Statue, the Vachel Lindsay Home, and the South Side Community Art Center.

Registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk at the Library and registering in person. As soon as registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link to access the online discussion which will take place on Zoom.

Find a copy of Titus' Exploring the Land of Lincoln book at the Bloomington Library by clicking here. The book can also be purchased from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and the University of Illinois Press.


An Illinois native, Charles Titus is an emeritus member of Eastern Illinois University' History Department where for more than 20 years he taught, among other courses, classes on Illinois history. He is the author of The Old Line State: Her Heritage, a book about historic sites in Maryland and a co-editor of When the Nation Called a Third Time: Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, Kentucky-the Vietnam Era. He resides in Charleston, Illinois.