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Having substance

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PHOTO COURTESY SPRINGFIELD ART ASSOCIATION

The Springfield Art Association’s latest exhibit, up through Oct. 5, explores the architecture, archaeology, fine arts and decorative arts of Springfield from the 1820s-1850s. Highlights include photos of local antebellum houses, daguerreotypes, 1830 Edwards Place privy ewer and door, 1830s sofa and piano from Lincoln’s wedding ceremony and more. An opening reception is Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. SAA Gallery of Art is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. In conjunction with the exhibit, SAA will host a free lecture series, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and Sept. 26. On each of these dates, one of four experts will talk more in depth about the material life in 1800s Springfield.

Hidden in Plain Sight:
Material Life of Early Springfield

Saturday, Aug. 31, 5:30pm
Springfield Art Association
700 N. Fourth St.
217-523-2631
Free

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