New Philadelphia http://wuis.org en Schock Dedicates Pavillion In Western Illinois, Hopes To Establish National Park http://wuis.org/post/schock-dedicates-pavillion-western-illinois-hopes-establish-national-park <p>An effort to create a national park at former town site in western Illinois remains stalled in the US Senate.&nbsp; Congressman Aaron Schock, a Republican, is part of a bi-partisan group of lawmakers seeking the designation for New Philadelphia.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:21:05 +0000 Lee Strubinger 26528 at http://wuis.org Schock Dedicates Pavillion In Western Illinois, Hopes To Establish National Park New Philadelphia During The Civil War http://wuis.org/post/new-philadelphia-during-civil-war <p>New Philadelphia was a Pike County town, founded by a former slave in 1836.&nbsp; But there is another side to the story... What happened in<a href="http://www.newphiladelphiail.org/"> New Philadelphia</a> when the civil war broke out?&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Claire Fuller Martin, a research associate at the Illinois State Museum, will discuss that period during the next museum science series lecture.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:49:10 +0000 Sean Crawford 5412 at http://wuis.org New Philadelphia During The Civil War Lecture Series In Barry Begins This Week http://wuis.org/post/lecture-series-barry-begins-week <p>A series of public lectures in west central Illinois begins tomorrow night at the Kinderhook Lodge in Barry.&nbsp; The series will discuss the Underground Railroad, Civil War military service, emancipation and safe havens, like the nearby historic town of New Philadelphia.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 3489 at http://wuis.org Lecture Series In Barry Begins This Week