A Keeper of History: Archeology, Public History and Preserving the Past

April 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Booth Library, Witters Conference Room 4440

Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library will display the exhibit, “A Question of History: Public History in Illinois,” from March 30 through July 31, 2017.  The public is invited to view this exhibit at any time during the library’s business hours.

The exhibit was produced by students in EIU’s Historical Administration graduate program. For more information about the exhibit and related programming visit the web page here.

As part of the exhibit, “A Keeper of History: Archeology, Public History and Preserving the Past” will be presented by Michael Wiant, director of Illinois State Museum.

The program description is as follows: “Wiant’s lecture discusses the intricacies of being a ‘Keeper of History.’ From excavating the Elizabeth Site nesting bowls to becoming interim director of the Illinois State Museum, Wiant has been involved in public history in a variety of ways. ”

During the spring semester, Booth Library’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 a.m. Sunday. For more information call 581-6072, or find the library on Facebook or Twitter.

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