From portraits to lithographs to transfer-printed China, this talk sheds light on the role of art in the lives of everyday people in a time when mass production of imagery was just coming in to its own.
This program will focus on African American historical pioneers and figures from Central Illinois and the activities and exhibits that have helped to tell the authentic stories told at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.
The public is invited to the ISM Research & Collections Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for a behind-the-scenes, sneak peek at some of these objects. Visitors will be admitted to the Museum’s collection areas and speak with Museum staff.
Springfield writer and history columnist, Tara McClellan McAndrew, will discuss humorous incidents from our city's and state's past, and read light-hearted excerpts from her book, "Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln's Town."