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100th anniversary Girl Scout exhibit & program May 5 at Vachel Lindsay Home

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[April 27, 2012]  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 capsule.

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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 or

The 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 Preservation Agency]

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