February 18: DUE TO THE VOLUME OF SNOW, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED TO A FUTURE DATE. "FULTON'S COMMERCIAL RIVERFRONT: A FASCINATING HISTORY." This Powerpoint presentation describes the various businesses and the volumes of products delivered and transported by steamboats and trains at Fulton.
March 18: at Fulton (Martin House) Museum: "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: FROM FULTON TO POLO." A letter written by Henry Esley in the May, 1917 issue of the Fulton Journal explains his activities on the secret transportation of runaway slaves here in Fulton. Betty Odendorf, member of the Polo Historical Society has done extensive research on the organization, will be the featured speaker.
April 15: at Fulton 's North Cemetery: "FULTON ANCESTORS COME ALIVE IN THE NORTH CEMETERY.": This program is rescheduled from October which was canceled because of weather. Citizens who had made significant contributions to Fulton's success will be presented by costumed, local residents sharing personal backgrounds.
May 20: at Fulton's South Cemetery: The same program format will be conducted in the south cemetery and will feature persons buried there who have made significant contributions in Fulton's history.
In July and August there are no scheduled programs.
September 16:, at Fulton (Martin House) Museum: "ILLINOIS CELEBRATES ITS BICENTENNIAL: 1818 - 2018." A Powerpoint presentation will be the featured topic. A synopsis of the state history over the past 200 years will include special attention how it has related to what was occurring in Fulton during the same time period.
October 21: at the Fulton (Martin House) Museum: Mr. Donald Hudson, Warden at the (AUSP) Administrative U. S. Penitentiary located in Thomson, Illinois will present a PowerPoint presentation on the newly-opened facility. The program will be held in the Presbyterian Church in Fulton at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. The larger venue was chosen because of the level of interest in learning about the area’s newest enterprise. Refreshments will be served. Everyone in the area is cordially invited to attend.
November 18: at the Fulton (Martin House) Museum: In recognition of the ILLINOIS BI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, the Fulton Historical Society is sponsoring a program presented by Stan Banash, author of the book, ROADSIDE HISTORY OF ILLINOIS. Banash takes the reader and his audiences on a ‘hopscotch tour’ of our State. Fulton and Albany are included in the over 200-plus pictures of interesting places found in the Land of Lincoln. The PowerPoint presentation will be held in the Fulton (Martin House) Museum on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.