IAM Annual Conference
Join us in Peoria this year, as we partner with the Great Lakes
Planetarium Association to bring you a conference full of tours,
sessions, networking and two spectacular receptions. The Peoria
Riverfront Museum will host us on Wednesday evening and we will
get wild at the Peoria Zoo on Thursday evening! And, the annual
IAM awards luncheon, recognizing the best in the field, will take
place Friday afternoon. The sky is the limit!
Plain and Fancy Weaves: Weaving
Reproduction Fabrics on Antique Barn Frame Looms
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lerna
Do you want to interpret or present historic weaving at your
museum? Then come try your hand at tying authentic string heddles,
winding a warp, and set - up and adjusting the loom. A portion
of the workshop will focus on the tools, methods, and terminology
of the early weavers.
for more information and to register or call 217/245-1845.
Taking a Second Look at Governor Otto Kerner Conference
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
He was a decorated soldier and a tough prosecutor.
He governed a major state and helped the nation examine racial
violence. He became a federal judge but wound up in federal prison.
Governor Otto Kerner and his complex legacy will
be the focus of a conference presented by the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum and the Institute for Government
and Public Affairs. Political experts, journalists and former
Kerner aides will gather on Nov. 2 for a reassessment of Illinois’
Panels of experts will examine the goals and
accomplishments of Kerner’s administration, his public and
private personas, his conviction on corruption charges and the
views of the journalists who covered him.
The public, particularly college students studying
history or political science, is invited to attend this examination
of an important Illinois figure.
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 2, at the Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 North Sixth St.,
Springfield. It includes lunch in the library atrium. Seating
is limited. View
the conference agenda.
Tickets are $35. Students with proper identification
can attend free of charge. To buy tickets, please visit http://tinyurl.com/KernerTickets
or call 217/558-8934.