Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Brownbag Lectures: Unlocking the Mystery of Edwards Place
- Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
- Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by Erika Holst, Springfield Art Association
Built in 1833, Edwards Place is the oldest house in town. The big “mystery of Edwards Place” has been trying to find the original footprint of the house and to understand how the house evolved during the Edwards family’s time there. After three and a half years of dead ends and untenable theories, all the pieces have finally fallen into place. Erika will be showing slides of architectural features of the house to illustrate how the house evolved from an 1833 Greek Revival dwelling to an 1857 Italianate mansion.
Erika Holst is the Curator of Collections of the Springfield Art Association. She has an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. She previously worked for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln and Dickson Mounds Museum.
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.
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