In just two weeks, the Smithsonian will be bringing a 650 sq. ft. traveling exhibit about Water and the Ways it has influenced and shaped the world to Lawrenceville. This special event, one of only 6 sites chosen to show this exhibit in the state of Illinois, will be free to the public. It will arrive on September 3 and stay until October 15, 2016 so everyone will have a chance to see this thought-provoking exhibit.
The Lawrence County History Center will also have new exhibits corresponding to this Water theme. In order to allow Lawrence County residents and businesses to be a part of this important event, sponsors are being sought for these companion exhibits.
Working with consultants from the Illinois Humanities Agency in conjunction with the Smithsonian, these local exhibits have been constructed around water-related events that have occurred in Lawrence County. By sponsoring an exhibit for $100, a family or a business will have the opportunity of having their name associated not only with this historic Smithsonian related event, but with a particular local exhibit if they desire. All sponsors will be invited to a special private Sponsor Event on Sept 2, from 4-7 pm.
The exhibits available for ‘adoption’ are: Stivers Springs, Lake Lawrence, Red Hills State Park, Water and Agriculture, Water and Religion, Pearl Fishing, Mastodons, The Bridgeport Fire, Migration to Lawrence County, Steamboats on the Wabash, and Early Water Mills in Lawrence County. All of these exhibits are related to water and how it shaped the lives of Lawrence County Residents.
By being a sponsor, you not only assist financially in this event, but your support is a vote of confidence in the Lawrence County Historical Society. As a sponsor, your name will be sent to the Smithsonian, you will receive recognition during the event and you will be entitled to one of our newest publications written just for this exhibit: Water, Water Everywhere.
(This book will retail for $25 to non-sponsors.)
So if you haven't sent your check yet, please consider being a sponsor. If you are interested in sponsoring a particular exhibit for $100 contact Donna Burton by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information click here
LCHS is a 501(C) 3 organization for tax purposes.
Checks can be sent to PO Box 425 Lawrenceville, Il 62439