Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections is pleased to present “The Iron Horse of the Prairie State,” an exhibit that explores the evolution of the railroad in Illinois’s history. The exhibit showcases the IHLC’s holdings related to railroads, from their inception when railroad fever struck Illinois in the 1830s to today.
While contemporary conservators strive to apply innovative modern conservation treatments for our objects, we see the good, the bad, and the ugly past repairs through the ages in our collections every day. In this exhibition, we bring together examples--many drawn from our own Rare Book & Manuscript Library--to show the dynamic practice of modern book & paper conservation.