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2pm Annette Baldwin will present “Carnegie Libraries in Illlinois”

August 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Hundreds of library buildings were built across the U.S. through the philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie, and Illinois ranks third in number of Carnegies built. Historian and public speaker Annette Baldwin, who has visited every extant Carnegie Library in Illinois, found the libraries in various states of preservation, expansion and adaptive reuse. Annette will take you on a vividly illustrated Visual Journey to discover the history, architecture and the presence of the Carnegie Library in the Illinois community .

Please note that this program will be STREAMED LIVE and we will broadcast the Zoom on the large screen in the meeting room. You can also participate in the Zoom from your own device at your location. Admission is FREE for Members / $3 for Guests. Please register:

This event has passed. The recording of the Zoom presentation will be posted on our YouTube channel.


August 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT


Elgin History Museum
360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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