Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The History Center in 2001

While  the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit is in Lawrence County, I challenged the researchers and myself to come up with blogs for each day that were water related...This one may be a stretch, but it does show sort of a before and after type of sequence.  These are photos from the Heritage National Bank Building when it was given to the Lawrence County Historical Society fifteen years ago in 2001.Needless to say it doesn't look anything like that now with all the new Water related  exhibits...

We are selling tickets for the Water/Ways  bus tour through flood-prone Allison Prairie, the former George Field Army Air base, Lake Lawrence, the crossing where Abe Lincoln first came into Illinois, and past an eagle's nest.  Cost is $10, seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the History Center.  The tour is on Saturday, October 1 with maybe two tours; one at 10:00 am and one at noon. The one at 12:00 will be cancelled if we don't get enough riders.  So if you really want to go, get your friends to sign up.What are you ‘wading’ for…sign up now!