​ Protect and preserve the Trail of Tears in Illinois


 Promote awareness of the historic legacy associated with the Trail of Tears


 Work with the National Trail of Tears Association to develop, certify, and interpret sites


 Work with the National Park Service to establish standards of appearance, maintenance, management, and improvements


 Work with the Illinois Department of Transportation to increase signage along Illinois State Route 146 (now a Historic Highway) and also at original Trail sites


 Conduct and coordinate programs and projects that further the objectives of the

National Trail of Tears Association

Our Mission:

Illinois Chapter of Trail of Tears Association

Chartered: 2003


Board of Directors:


President: Sandy Boaz

Vice President: Heather Carey

Treasurer: Dr. Harvey Henson

Secretary: Kayeleigh Sharp

National Rep: Dr. Mark Wagner

Board Members:

Phillip Stucker

Bill Tanner


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Illinois Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association