Elaine Evans / Monday, May 6, 2019 / Categories: General News Egyptian History--Celebrating 150 Years of the SIU University Museum The year was 1869. In New York City, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in as the nation’s 18th president. The transcontinental railroad was completed with a golden spike in Promontory, Utah. Overseas, Egypt’s new Suez Canal linked the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. And here in Illinois, Cyrus Thomas was charged by the first Board of Trustees of the fledgling Southern Illinois Normal University (SINU)—(now Southern Illinois University Carbondale) to organize a university museum. To read the complete article, click here. Previous Article The Best of Illinois History 2019 awards presented at ISHS Annual Meeting in Petersburg Next Article 2019 ISHS Centennial Business Awards Print 2114 Rate this article: No rating Tags: Museums Southern Illinois University Please login or register to post comments.