On Wednesday, March 28, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Peoria Riverfront Museum will host, with WGIL radio station, a free day at Riverfront Museum (222 SW Washington St, Peoria, IL) for all Galesburg/Knox County residents and all Knox College students, faculty and staff.

Mayor John Pritchard will be on hand to celebrate the Illinois bicentennial – especially items from Knox College, Seymour Library, Knox archives, the Freedom Center and the Galesburg area (Carl Sandburg home). These objects were all key to telling the important stories of the writers, artists, achievers and activists from our area.

The “Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln” exhibition remains the most comprehensive exhibit on the Illinois bicentennial, and was curated in-house by the museum curatorial staff – with excellent and much appreciated support from Owen Muelder, Knox and Seymour Library/archives staff.

Schedule of events: https://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/posts/1152


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