2018 is the bicentennial of the state of Illinois and a good opportunity to learn more about our state, particularly its history. This study group will be a potpourri of offerings by participating class members with a different subject presented each week. Using oral reports, YouTube videos and readings, we will learn about aspects of our state from many angles. These may include presentations by an individual or small group on subjects including geography, agriculture, crime and famous trials, atomic science, famous writers, black migration, rivers and canals, sports, music and much more. If you would like to be part of this exploration, be prepared to take a suggested subject — the coordinator will provide a list of 17 — or create one of your own. Many resources have already been gathered for your use and you can look forward to a stimulating spring semester as we celebrate Illinois.