Madison County Archival Library

Photograph courtesy of the Madison County Archival Library

A new exhibit, “Ink to Paper: Exploring the Advancement of Letter Writing and its Uses,” has opened at the Madison County Archival Library at 801 N. Main St., Edwardsville.

In the exhibit, David Thompson explores the lost art of letter writing. The exhibit looks at the instruments used to write them, the varies types of letters, and even the stamps that were used to send letters. Many items in the exhibit come from the recently donated Flagg Collection.

Although the museum building remains closed for renovation, the work of the museum continues with exhibits like this one, online exhibits and the collection and curation of artifacts that reflect Madison County history. This exhibit was created by Thompson, a graduate student in Historical Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville who was hired as an intern for the Madison County Historical Museum during the fall semester. He worked under the direction of county museum curators.

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