• Protect and preserve the Trail of Tears in Illinois and serve as a voice for this historic resource
  • Promote awareness of the historic legacy associated with the Trail of Tears
  • Work with the National Trail of Tears Association, federal and state agencies to develop, certify, and interpret sites
  • Continue to research and gather information related to the Trail of Tears experience
  • Offer outreach and educational opportunities related to the Trail 

Our Mission:

Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association

Illinois Chapter of Trail of Tears Association

Chartered: 2003

Board of Directors:

President: Sandy Boaz

Vice President: Heather Carey

Treasurer: Dr. Harvey Henson

Secretary: Dr. Kayeleigh Sharp

National Rep: Dr. Mark Wagner

Board Members:

Phillip Stucker

Bill Tanner


Mary McCorvie