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Historic objects from the Illinois State Museum

Event date: 9/19/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Export event
Rosemary Feurer
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Historic objects from the Illinois State Museum

Sangamon County Historical Society

Historic objects from the Illinois State Museum’s collection will be the topic of the Sangamon County Historical Society program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 at the City of Springfield’s Lincoln Library, Carnegie Room North, 326 South Seventh St. The event is free and open to the public.

Erica Holst, curator at the Illinois State Museum, will share stories about the significance of several 19th and 20th century Sangamon County objects housed at the museum. These items include early garments worn by members of the Enos family, a chair owned by a 1908 race riot victim, and a prayer book carried by a Lithuanian coal miner.

Holst has worked in the public history field for more than 20 years, during which time she has curated more than a dozen exhibitions and written several articles and books including “Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption and Scandal During the Lincoln Era” and “Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure.” She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

For more information about the event, contact the Sangamon County Historical Society at

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