If you haven't stopped by the History Center to see the exhibit about the Bridgeport Fire you should try to do so in the next few weeks, as that exhibit will be coming down to make way for a new one. The Bridgeport Fire documentary will still be shown upon request or is available for purchase.
Next year will be Illinois's Bicentennial and the History Center is planning on showcasing Lawrence County's history as part of this celebration. One of the themes will be the History of Agriculture in the county so we are asking our readers to search their photos and question older relatives about how farming has changed. We would be interested in scanning your photos, and interviewing people for a documentary that we are planning.