SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT

(at Chester Library)

 

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Also kicking-off Popeye Picnic weekend is the Illinois tour of Crossroads: Change in Rural America, which is a new Museum on Main Street exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution and Illinois Humanities.  Crossroads pays homage to the importance of rural communities throughout the state’s history.  The exhibition will be housed from September 8 to October 20 at the Chester Public Library, located at 733 State Street. For more information: www.chesterpublic library.com

 

Change through a Local Lens:

Accompanying the Smithsonian exhibit is a local exhibit created by library staff and volunteers.  The local exhibit will feature Illinois’ first capital – Kaskaskia, the Mississippi River, The Cole Family, Local Farms, The Mill (Cole – Ardent), Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation, and The Future.  The areas will feature Historical artifacts, maps, photos, video interviews, objects and age appropriate activities for school aged children. Special programs related to Crossroads will be presented during the six-week exhibition.  Call 618-826-3711 for more information and exhibit hours.

 

Accompanying the Smithsonian exhibit is a local exhibit created by library staff and volunteers.  The local exhibit will feature:

 

Kaskaskia - Illinois’ first capital –

The Mississippi River –

The Cole Family –

Local Farms –

The Mill (Cole – Ardent) –

Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation –

The Future –

 

Historical artifacts, maps, photos, video interviews, objects and age appropriate activities for school aged children will enhance the local exhibit. Special programs related to Crossroads will be presented during the six-week exhibition.  Call 618-826-3711 for more information and exhibit hours.