Sangamon Experience

Sangamon Experience presents the history of the Sangamon Region through an on-campus exhibition space, online projects, and community collaborations.

Vachel Lindsey Bridge Sangamon ExperienceSangamon Experience is a multifaceted initiative that highlights the history of the Sangamon Region of central Illinois. Sangamon Experience includes a 5,300-square-foot interactive exhibition space at UIS, a dynamic website to share and promote local historical activities, online historical research, and customized community partnerships. The exhibition space is under development, and scheduled to open in early 2020.

Sangamon Experience is made possible by a major private gift to the University of Illinois Springfield. It is housed within the UIS College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

We seek input from local historical and cultural organizations to help supply materials, ideas, and research for upcoming programs and exhibits. If you are interested please contact us.

Featured Stories and Events

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Designing and Building the Campus Exhibition Space

Exhibition SpaceFind out more about our exhibition space scheduled to open in early 2020. Construction is underway. Read the latest update and see the latest photos here.


Archeology Collaboration UISLocal historians at the Sangamon Valley Collection are on the ground floor of collaboration for the research and design of our first permanent exhibit.

Meet the Sangamon
Experience Team

Archeology Collaboration UISThe Faculty Lead, Students, and the members of the Community Advisory Board that compose the Sangamon Experience Team


Rochester See news and photos from recent local happenings on our events page, check back often for updates!