Tag Archives: Illinois National Park

Pullman National Monument, Illinois


Pullman National Monument tells the story of American opportunity.
Diverse people whose stories intertwine in Pullman sought opportunity. Some succeeded. Others were limited—by race, gender, or economic status. Their stories came together in the town of Pullman, a planned community famed for its urban design and architecture. Designed as a utopia—it was a place to provide workers with a safe community, a better standard of living, and life without social ills.

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail (IL, IA, NE, UT, WY)


An American Exodus
Explore the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail across five states to see the route 70,000 Mormons traveled from 1846 to 1869 to escape religious persecution. The Pioneer Company of 1846-1847 established the first route from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City, Utah, covering about 1,300 miles.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois


Husband, Father, Neighbor, and President
Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition. Lincoln’s life was the embodiment of that idea. We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people.