This weekend is the first annual Illinris Heritage Weekend. 13 lineage societies met in the center of the state to conduct their meetings. Each group had a separate (but open) business meeting, and we all joined together for lunch and dinner.
The goal of this weekend was to save individual members the time and expense of traveling to multiple meetings, as well as to encourage membership in multiple organizations.
Our Banquet speaker was Kathryn Harris, who gave an excellent first person presentation on Harriet Tubman. She was very convincing in character, and handled questions without batting an eye. Everyone present really enjoyed her presentation.