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Workshops & Events

The Archives offers workshops and organizes events on local history and genealogy throughout the year.


Authors Panel

Thursday, October 23 • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Champaign County Historical Archives for an evening of stories as local authors present an informal panel conversation about the discoveries they have made in the Archives. Authors and notables include: Raymond Cunningham, Guy Fraker, Dannel McCollum, Perry Morris, Joseph Muskin, Dennis Roberts, Fred Schlipf, and Audrey Wells.

A light reception will follow the panel conversation. 

Children's Program: Discover Your Family's Story

Saturday, October 25 • 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Join the Champaign County Historical Archives and Children’s Services for a morning of historical sleuthing featuring kid friendly activities to discover and celebrate your family's story.  For children ages 5 and up and their families.

Workshop: Oral History for Genealogy

Saturday, October 25 • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Shows how oral interviews can be used throughout family history research. Topics include using oral history to jump-start research; learning how to ask questions; strategies for scheduling, conducting, and transcribing interviews; producing audio-visual family heirlooms; and preserving oral interviews.

Workshops are FREE and open to the public. To register, please call the Archives at 217-367-4025

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