150th Historical Exhibit Boards Showcased at Champaign Public Library

Don’t miss a second opportunity to enjoy 150 years of Champaign history! The exhibit boards from the Champaign 150th exhibition may be found on the second floor of the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.

“The Champaign 150th Historical Committee is pleased to offer the public another chance to view this incredible collection of photographs. Studying Champaign’s history has provided me with a better understanding of the hard work and commitment of countless citizens who strove to create this place we call home,” said T.J. Blakeman, Historical Committee Chairman.

Although all artifacts are back to their original owners, this moving exhibit features the hundreds of photos found on display at Illinois Terminal during the first of three signature events commemorating Champaign’s 150th Anniversary, A Walk Through Time: An Historical Tribute. The current exhibit is self guided. The exhibit boards may be viewed during regular library hours M-F 9–9 | Sat 9–6 | Sun 1–6.

The exhibit will be housed at the library until May 28th when it will travel back to Downtown Champaign in time for the July 9, 10 Celebrate Today: Champaign Music Festival, a birthday salute to our community’s 150 years of success.

Special thanks to the Champaign Public Library, Champaign County Archives at the Urbana Free Library, University of Illinois Archives, Champaign County Historical Museum, and Early American Museum along with countless citizens who opened their collections to the Historical Committee, according to Blakeman.

Check champaign150.com for fresh information regarding 150 Anniversary events, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities and to submit personal recollections and historically significant photos of Champaign through the years.