The last set of artifacts for the Rarely Seen Treasures from the Attic exhibit will be put on display this weekend.  These relics from the BHHA’s collection have never been exhibited before!  Some of these “new” artifacts include two 1865 Civil War memorial posters for units in Galesburg and Geneseo.  An 1817 Swedish newspaper and a land grant signed by Founding Father James Monroe will be some of the items that will continue to be on display from the previous month.  The exhibition ends September 30 and is partly sponsored by the Swedish Council of America and the Illinois Arts Council.

Colony to Community, The Story of New Sweden display will also be at the Steeple Building until the end of this month.  This traveling panel exhibit honors the 375th anniversary of the New Sweden colony, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.  The display describes the impact that New Sweden had on American history and on Swedish emigration.  The exhibition was organized by the American Swedish Historical Museum in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society and the New Jersey State Museum.

Steeple Building Hours:  Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sunday noon to 5 p.m.