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Exhibit -- The Iron Horse of the Prairie State

Event Type
Exhibition
Topics
archives, exhibit, history, illinois, library, railroad history
Sponsor
Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Location
Main Library, room 324
Date
Jul 12, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019   All Day
E-Mail
ihlc@library.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-1777
Views
382
Originating Calendar
Illinois History and Lincoln Collections Calendar

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. Exhibit items featured include letters, photographs, books, tickets, souvenirs, and artifacts that span over one hundred years and depict the significant and dynamic roles of the railroad throughout the state’s history.

 

The exhibit will be on display in the IHLC reading room (room 324) on the third floor of the Main Library from now until November 4, 2019. Please stop by and check it out!

 

Exhibit hours:

Summer hours, 1-5pm, Monday-Friday

Fall hours (starting August 26th), 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

Please see the library website at http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx for details.

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