This exhibit was displayed at Booth Library February 5 - March 7, 2007
About the Exhibit
Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and their Neighbors came from the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and was a traveling exhibit through the efforts of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. It consisted of four main sections, Managing Farm and Family, Working the Land, Gathering Together, and Milking Night and Morning. These themes were expanded by additional displays on farm topics developed by curators at Booth Library and other Eastern Illinois University departments. The One Book, One University selection chosen in 2007 was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Booth Library hosted book reading clubs and book discussion groups, using The Grapes of Wrath as the vehicle to explore farm topics.
Farm Life Exhibit Introductory Remarks, Allen Lanham
Program Booklet, Allen K. Lanham, Marlene Slough, and Peggy Manley
The Influence of the Sears Catalog on the Rural Household, Pat McCallister