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This Saturday

Sure, there are tons of treasures tucked into the nooks and crannies of our two museums, but have you ever taken a closer look at some special items hidden in plain sight? With the first Saturday of January coming up, both Gallery on Galena and Museum on Main will be open from 10:00 to 1:00 for your visit.

At GoG, our Tiskilwa Soldier Recognition display -- arranged by Barb Schaefer Kasper (THS '62) about five years ago -- shows photos and names from our "Voices of Veterans" project. It's right across the way as you enter the Gallery. Can't miss it! Can you recognize some of the men and women in the collage?

You've probably heard us refer to the "Timeline Gallery" at the Museum on Main. But have you ever spent time soaking in the history -- 1759 to 2011 -- depicted there? We curated this display soon after we moved the original MoM to the former Methodist Church building in 2010.

As you might guess, our 1759 record begins with the settlement of a large number of Potawatomi people who moved to our area from the Wabash River Valley. We're sure you recall the final event depicted in the photos from 2011: the train derailment and explosion, just east of town, in October of that year.

Come on down on January 6 to brighten your day . . . and ours as well!


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