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In honor of Thanksgiving, here are some historical facts about to share at your dinner table. We hope you have a wonderful holiday, and we'll see you back at the Archives on Friday.
- This mayoral proclamation appeared in the Champaign Gazette and Union on November 18, 1868:
Champaign Gazette and Union, 18 November 1868, p. 1Read more about Happy Thanksgiving from Local History and Genealogy!
You may visit us for our books, computer lab, programs or genealogical resources, but The Urbana Free Library can also be your go-to source for local information. We can help make your life easier by providing one convenient place to obtain many different handouts or snippets of news or to take care of daily tasks.
Our cultural and community information bulletin boards are packed with posters announcing performances, meetings, official announcements, and local activities. Read more about Local Information—For Your Convenience
Stop by the second floor of the Urbana Free Library to see the new Champaign County Historical Archives exhibit called "Champaign County and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918" on display now!
The H1N1 virus (above) was behind the flu pandemic of 1918.Read more about New Exhibit: Champaign County and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918