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.
From the Chicago area, Eric is an international-touring artist with a career spanning over 40 years. Lambert’s authentic, heartfelt style and sound is an upbeat and eclectic blend of music that knows no boundaries.
Illinois is home to classic toys such as Radio Flyer, Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys. These, like all toys serve as templates to the imagination for children at both social and cognitive levels of development. For adults, toys are vessels for memory that contain identity, activity, and comfort. For many working artists today, a toy represents a creative opportunity to transform the object into an experience that transcends nostalgia and represents an act of discovery. The artwork featured in this exhibition comes directly from artists working across Illinois.
The use of grave markers and burial grounds to understand life in western Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb will explore how burial grounds and the markers found in them inform us about the social, economic and technological changes that occurred in western Illinois during the mid-nineteenth century.