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WSIU Almanac 6.12.23

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Kevin Boucher

The Village of Equality will be hosting “SPARK”, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution from June 17—July 22 at the Ohio River Visitor Center in Equality, Illinois. “Spark! Places of Innovation” highlights innovation in rural America from the perspective of the people who lived it.

The visitor center has also created a local exhibit on salt production which was the first innovation in the Village of Equality. Learn how the salt industry and local salt barons affected Illinois in the 1800s.

The exhibits are free, which can be toured on weekends (Fridays 3-7, Saturdays 12-7, Sundays 12-3) or by special arrangement by calling the Visitor Center, is a joint effort of Gallatin County Tourism and Illinois Humanities. Information is available at 618-499-3801.
Free public lectures are planned for Sundays at 3:00 including the one below.

June 18— “Legends and Lore of the Gallatin Salines & the Crenshaw House” -Todd Carr, Local historian and author.

In Carbondale, the Juneteenth Freedom Parade is coming up on Saturday, June 17th. The parade will be from the Town Square Parking Lot to Attucks Park where there will then be a celebration with food, music, games, vendors and a DJ. Call Ernestine Hughlett 618-203-2766 for more information.

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