State historian visits DeWitt County Museum

Courtesy of the DeWitt County Museum On October 14, the DeWitt County Museum Association welcomed Illinois State Historian, Samuel Wheeler, Ph.D. to the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum. Wheeler’s presentation, Slavery and Abolitionism in Illinois and DeWitt County told of the martyr Elijah Lovejoy, the existence of slavery in Illinois up to the 1840s, and touched on a few of DeWitt County’s very own abolitionists and underground railroad conductors. The C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum hopes to bring more free programs such as this to the museum in the future. Pictured (left to right) DCMA Board of Directors member Dan Hauffe, guest speaker Samuel Wheeler, Museum Director Joey Woolridge, DCMA Board of Directors member Chet Walters, DCMA President Katherine Ferguson, and DCMA members Karen Steward and Logan Redman.

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