“Here I Have Lived: Recreating the Land of Lincoln” Exhibit running through February 2020 at the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, 324 Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL.
The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections presents “‘Here I Have Lived’: Recreating the Land of Lincoln,” an exhibit about the history of Central Illinois’s two most prominent Lincoln heritage sites. Featuring materials related to the reconstruction of Lincoln’s New Salem near Petersburg and the restoration of the Lincoln Home area in Springfield, the exhibit offers a glimpse into how the places Abraham Lincoln called home in the Prairie State have been recreated after decades of changes to the natural and built environments. Items on display include photographs, letters, booklets, postcards, architectural designs, sketches, and more, such as a rare woodcut print of the New Salem sawmill and an original souvenir brick from the Lincoln Home!
Thanks to Hannah Brauer of the University Library for this information item.