anniversary Girl Scout exhibit & program May 5 at Vachel Lindsay
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SPRINGFIELD -- "Girl Scouts -- 100
Years and Counting," a special 100th anniversary exhibit and
program, is planned for May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Vachel
Lindsay Home State Historic Site, 603 S. Fifth St. in Springfield.
The Girl Scout 100th anniversary exhibit will feature historic and
current Girl Scout memorabilia; contemporary photographs and
photo-inspired art created by current Girl Scouts and professional
Springfield artists and friends of Girl Scouts Julie Hulvey and
Janice Chan; portraits and quotes of Girl Scout alumnae, including
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Miss Illinois 2008; "The
World in 1912"; and "Collections of 100." Vintage uniforms will be
modeled by present-day Girl Scouts.
A special program will take place at 2:30 p.m., "Girl Scouts: 100
Years of Tradition and Innovation." Attendees will have the
opportunity to share their thoughts on the future of Girl Scouting
and to be photographed by the award-winning photographers of Troop
6400 with the camera the troop purchased with their 2008 cookie
profits. A 100th anniversary time capsule will be created that day,
and attendees are asked to bring an item to be put in the time
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Refreshments will include Girl Scout cookies.
The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are
suggested. For reservations, contact Erin Lockwood at 217-241-3745
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site is the birthplace
and longtime residence of poet, author and artist Nicholas Vachel
Lindsay, 1879-1931. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. for free public tours.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic