march, 2021

25mar6:00 pm7:00 pmThe Women of Sangamon County: A History in Objects6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time

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Free event, registration not required

Curator of History Erika Holst will discuss the lives of women in the early years of Sangamon County and answer questions from the audience.

This program is produced by the Sangamon Experience at the University of Illinois at Springfield. It will livestream on the Sangamon Experience’s Facebook, Twitter pages and YouTube Channel.

Contact: Illinois State Museum,, 217-782-7386

About the Presenter:
Erika Holst is the Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum. Her most recent exhibition, currently on view, is Fashioning Illinois, 1820-1900, a collection of 19th-century clothing worn by Illinois women.

Holst has worked in the public history field for more than 15 years, during which time she has curated more than a dozen exhibitions. She is passionate about telling the story of people and history through material culture. Before joining the Illinois State Museum, Erika served as Curator of Collections at the historic Edwards Place in Springfield, IL. She oversaw the complete renovation of the historic house to its c.1850s appearance.

Holst’s publications include Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption, and Scandal During the Lincoln Era, Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure, and Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois, as well as several scholarly and popular articles. Holst holds a master’s degree from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture.



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