Monthly Archive: August, 2012

Artistic Portrayals of Lovejoy and Lincoln

I’ve searched the Internet for anything related to Elijah Lovejoy and came across this 23-page piece (I hesitate to call it a comic or graphic novel, so I’ll call it a graphic mini-novel),… Continue reading

Alton : Sesquicentennial Cook Book

The Genealogy & Local History Library possesses many cookbooks compiled locally. All are housed in the Illinois Room, and I plan to periodically feature a recipe from one of these cookbooks. Up first:… Continue reading

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

I’m currently reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe.  It is an extremely important book that helped polarize the North’s and South’s positions on slavery.  My first large display is on Elijah… Continue reading

In the beginning…

The idea for this blog came about because I realized how many interesting facts and hidden gems I came across while doing research on a topic for a display.  I started writing them… Continue reading