The Illinois State Historical Society is kicking off it's Symposium on April 20th and is focusing on the centennial of Women’s Suffrage and World War I. The Symposium is held at Lincoln Land in the Treador Center and will have many programs and speakers discussing the main topics and delving into sub-topics such as the Spanish Flu, Mother Jones, and Central Illinois Women on the Homefront.
Gwen Podeschi, with the Illinois State Historical Society said there will also be programs on music, a play, and plenty other topics that may not even be related to World War I or Women's Suffrage.
Podeschi also mentioned the ancestry presentation and because of World War I, researchers have a lot of material to connect people.
Podeschi appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.