Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Unsung Heroes

Anna Heistad.  Minnie Vautrin. Thomas Jones. Three ordinary people who did extraordinary things in service of their fellow man, and whom history has largely forgotten. This exhibition tells the stories of these “unsung heroes” .

From the Sangamon to the Rhine

The Letters and Photographs of Kent Hagler
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rejected by the US military as a result of a childhood injury, Kent Hagler volunteered as an ambulance driver in the American Field Service. McDonald’s talk will examine Hagler’s experiences through the lens of the letters he sent home to Springfield.


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