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The exhibit is divided into four topic areas central to life in McLean County: People, Work, Farming and Politics.

Each topic area occupies a room in the renovated Beaux-Artes County Courthouse.

A full-size replica of timber-frame carpentry— used as to display the tools that went into its construction. We did a similar reconstruction of balloon-frame architecture (invented in Chicago).

The displays consist of a central glassed-in structure for larger objects. The structure supports a reading rail containing smaller items, graphics, simple interactives and ephemera.

Encounter on the Prairie


McClean Historical Society


Bloomington, Illinois

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