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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:11 am

More than 200 years of Illinois

 

You still have time to visit the Illinois State Museum’s exhibition celebrating Illinois’ 200th anniversary of statehood. “Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection” includes works of art and also pieces that are of anthropological, archaeological, botanical, geological and zoological interest. The items were chosen for the unique stories they tell about Illinois. Recognizing that the story of Illinois goes well beyond the last 200 years, artifacts will range from 400-million-year-old fossils to contemporary art. Visitors will see a helmet worn by a World War I soldier, a trunk brought by German immigrants in 1852, a core segment from Route 66, a piece of contemporary art created of cowhide, an Olney albino gray tree squirrel mount and a portrait miniature done by an itinerant Illinois artist, among many other items. The exhibition runs through Feb. 3. Admission is $5 for adults age 19-64 and is free for children, seniors, veterans and museum society members.


Bicentennial and Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection
Through Feb. 3
9am-4:30pm Mon-Sat
12-4:30pm Sun
502 S. Spring St.
$5 adults 19-64
782-7386

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