Change

Change can be exciting or scary, internally, or externally driven. Change can also come about for a variety of reasons, like trying to solve a problem, implementing a creative idea, or even by accident. Some objects can show how things change or help us manage that change. The objects in this section help us better understand how past ideas connect to today's technology and even provide an insight into the future.

Winged Ear Logo, circa 1936
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Earliest ad for DeKalb Ag with"winged ear" logo Prairie Farmer, October 1936.

Silver plate, circa 1930
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Silver plate, Art Craft Poducts Company, c1930.

Fence Model, 1873
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Model of Henry Rose's fence, on loan from Ellwood House Museum, 1873.

1984 Olympic Torch

Turner Brass manufactured the ceremonial torch for 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

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Whiskey Acres Barrel Lid, 2020
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Whiskey Acres is one of two certified “on-farm” craft whiskey distilleries in the United States and the first estate distillery in Illinois.

Railroad Time Table, 1887
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Anaconda Newsletter, 1943
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Anaconda newsletter featuring Weaver Johnson, Vol 1. No. 5, 1943.

Medical Bag
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Medical bag used by Dr. John Ovitz, Sr. between 1910-1950.

American Dairying, 1894
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American Dairying, by Henry Gurler, 1894.

Chair, circa 1840
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Chair, manufactured at the Coltonville Chair Factory, c1840.

Church Window, 2015
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Fairdale Methodist Church window found after 2015 tornado, on loan from the Kirkland Historical Society.