Summer Display cases currently house exhibits on the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War year 1862, Craters of the Moon National Park, Summer Reads, Canada, Communication: From Telegraph to Internet, 200 Year Anniversary of the War of 1812, and Inventions: Extending the Boundaries. Linda Wolfe is our visiting artist displaying her work.
1862: 150 Year Anniversary of the Civil War is in CASE 1. The Civil War: American Experience portraits are center pieces in this display. Clara Barton, (founder of the American Red Cross) began working in the Civil War in 1861 and was given permission to go behind the lines July 1862 eventually reaching some of the grimmest battlefields of the war… She delivered aid to soldiers of both the North and South. A separate side display describes “The Cornfield”, the Battle of Antietam. A second side display board outlines the day-to-day events of August – September 1862. A selection of books from our 2nd floor collection is here for you to check out and learn more about this unbelievable tragic episode in America’s history.
CASE 2B celebrates Canada Day, July 1st, 1867. Did you know that Canada is derived from the Huron-iroquois “Kanata” which means village or settlement? Learn more about the Canadian flag, the beaver, ice hockey, lacrosse and more!
Explore the Craters of the Moon in CASE 2A. Craters of the Moon National Monument, extablished was established in 1924. It is the result of basaltic volcanic activity between 15,000 and 2,100 years ago. Learn more about this remarkable landscape and check out the books and U.S. documents we’ve pulled from our collections. The explorer R.W. Limbert vividly described his experiences in a series of striking photo essays in newspapers and magazines. The most prominent was a 1924 National Geographic article entitled “Among the “Craters of the Moon’. (it is photocopied and on the display table for you to read). “He wrote, “No more fitting tribute to the volcanic forces which built the great Snake River Valley could be paid than to make this region into a National Park.” Limbert also sent President Calvin Coolidge a scrapbook with pictures and narration describing his trips along the Great Rift. Within two months after the article appeared, Coolidge issued a proclamation establishing Craters of the Moon National Monument. About 1,500 people traveled over the gravel and cinder roads to attend the dedication ceremony on June 15, 1924. Learn more – click here.
CASE 3 is part of the Linda Wolfe Art Exhibit. Here you can see the tools Linda uses to create her pieces along with a few of her other art works.
The Summer Reads book displays are still up in this area as well!
Display CASE 4 is titled: Communication: From Telegraph to Television to Internet. Travel the ever changing world of communication with this information packed display.
Display case 5 showcases the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812. June 18, 1812. The United States declared war against Great Britain. Learn about the battles, maps and weapons the soldiers used in this conflict.
Display CASE 6 is titled Inventions: Extending the Boundaries. Learn about patents, inventors, inventions and more! A creative and dynamic display for you to enjoy and learn from!
HEALTH SCIENCE CASE: Safety in the Summer Sun – Bicycle Safety Tips. The IHSL display is on bicycle safety. Read up on safety tips, consumer information and some sobering statistics regarding this sport.