Innovative and Effective Programs Award

Canal Corridor Association’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

When the I&M Canal was completed in 1848, it connected New York Harbor and New Orleans, giving impetus to the meteoric growth in Chicago, forever changing Illinois’ landscape. One hundred and fifty years later, the canal again served as a catalyst, bringing together the diverse region of 49 communities and a host of park, trail and historic cities through its Illinois and Michigan Canal Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Support our advocacy

Be a voice for the future of our communities by supporting Landmarks Illinois. Our work enhances communities, empowers citizens, promotes local economic development and offers environmentally sound solutions.

Become A Member