Historical societies and museums, public and school libraries, banks, theaters, civic centers, and any other relatively secure public space is encouraged to borrow the Gov. Oglesby Mansion Traveling Exhibit for a three week period.
The exhibit consists of three retractable panels, each focusing on a different aspect of Governor Richard Oglesby’s life: “Soldier, Statesman, and Father,” “Three Lives Connected: Lincoln, Grant, and Oglesby,” and a third panel on the Mansion itself.
The mission of the exhibit is to increase awareness of the Mansion and Governor Oglesby across a greater geographic area and to reach a broader demographic group. It is available at no charge for a series of three week periods starting July 11, 2011. An Oglesby volunteer delivers the panels, sets them up, and retrieves them.
The Oglesby Mansion traveling exhibit was partially funded by a Community Awareness Grant from the Illinois Association of Museums and can be scheduled by contacting Mary Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.