PRICE: $5 adults ages 19-64; Free for Members, seniors, youth, veterans
Illinois State Museum Second Floor Gallery
March 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Museum admission: $5 for adults ages 19-64; free admission for Members, seniors, youth, military, and veterans
Anna Heistad. Minnie Vautrin. Thomas Jones. Three ordinary people who did extraordinary things in service of their fellow man, whom history has largely forgotten. The exhibition tells the stories of these "unsung heroes".
Anna Heistad was a nurse and settlement worker in early 19th century Chicago who rose before dawn during the Spanish flu pandemic to work with the ill. Minnie Vautrin was a missionary worker in China who sheltered thousands of women and children during the Rape of Nanking. And Thomas Jones was a Navy medic who tended to his comrades' wounds in the heat of battle. All three saved countless lives, and none of them did it for any kind of reward or glory.
The exhibit will document their fascinating stories of sacrifice and heroism through photographs and personal objects, many which have never been publicly displayed.
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