"Early Illinois Folk Art 1825-1925" Exhibit
The DuPage County Historical Museum opens a new exhibit "Early Illinois Folk Art 1825-1925," the largest changing exhibit the museum has ever presented, occupying three floors of displays. Over 100 different artifacts, from duck decoys to whirligigs, will be on view, including six original Sheldon Peck paintings. Peck, a well-known itinerant portrait artist of the 19th century, settled in the area now known as Lombard. The exhibit offers a unique opportunity to view a wide variety of original Peck paintings in one location. In addition to informative displays, there will are learning stations for younger visitors. Families can enjoy the interactive elements of a portrait studio and community quilt. On display through October 27.
Museum hours are weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends noon to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.dupagemuseum.org. The DuPage County Historical Museum is at 102 E. Wesley St.
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