From the Decatur Celebration and the Farm Progress Show to the storied ferris wheels of Jacksonville; from Lincoln's footsteps in Springfield and New Salem to the historic barns of the Macomb area; from the river heritage of Quincy and Hannibal to the bounty of the richest farmland on earth, Mark McDonald takes us through a Central Illinois we thought we knew.
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This Week On Illinois Stories
January 26-February 4
National Ship Museum -- In tiny Sadorus, Illinois an abandoned two-story warehouse has become the national model ship museum.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:30 PM
Illinois State Museum 3-D Printer -- Scientists are learning how 3-D printers can help them recreate flora and fauna.
Monday, Jan. 26, 6:30 PM
Hannibal History Museum -- A Hannibal couple emphasizes there is a lot more to Hannibal history than Mark Twain.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 PM
Taylor Studios -- This company in Rantoul designs and fabricates exhibits for museums and parks all over the country.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 1, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 PM
Strawbridge-Shepherd, Il. State Hist Society -- Since this old prairie home was saved and restored, it has become the home of the Illinois State Historical Society.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 1, 4:00 PM
Monday, Feb. 2, 6:30 PM
Windsor Chairs -- A couple in Louisiana, MO still makes chairs like they did during colonial times…and sells them all over the country.
Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 30, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 PM