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  Brownbag Lectures: Virtual Illinois: A Roadside Guide to the Prairie State   

Brownbag Lectures: Virtual Illinois: A Roadside Guide to the Prairie State

  • Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Chris Widga, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum

How do you effectively communicate history to the public? Is it better to visualize history as a myriad of varied threads, or is synthesis possible (or even desirable)? Being linked to local places, community histories are--in many ways--inherently geographic. The Virtual Illinois project is leveraging this geographic focus to develop new web and mobile mapping applications to communicate the natural and cultural history of Illinois.

One of our Brownbag Lectures

Weekly lectures held at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Lectures are usually held during lunchtime on Wednesday. The RCC is located at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. Access to the building is from 10 ½ Street (between Ash and Laurel Streets), where there is ample visitor parking in the west parking lot. For more information, please call 217-785-0037. Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public.

Also, if you want to be informed of upcoming lectures by email, you can sign up for the brownbag announcement list

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