Sangamon Experience is a multifaceted initiative that highlights the history of the Sangamon Region of central Illinois. Sangamon Experience includes a interactive exhibition space at UIS, a dynamic website to share and promote local historical activities, online historical research, and customized community partnerships.
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
The Sangamon Experience is seeking to record and preserve the personal responses of University of Illinois at Springfield students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. While official responses to this unprecedented event will be collected by the University Archives, we want to ensure the inclusion of personal experiences and reactions in our collections. Help us gather this important information by participating in this project. Contact Anne Moseley, Sangamon Experience Curator by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Moseley Hired as Director of Engagement and Curator for Sangamon Experience
Anne Moseley has been selected to lead the University of Illinois Springfield’s new Sangamon Experience and Center for Lincoln Studies. Moseley started working on April 6, 2020, as director of engagement and curator for Sangamon Experience and acting director for the Center for Lincoln Studies.
Grand Opening, January 30, 2020
Read all about our grand opening ceremony and reception, including photos. See video of the speeches and Tom Irwin’s musical performance below. Thank you to all who made the event a success!
Designing and Building the Campus Exhibition Space
Find out more about our exhibition space now open in the UIS Public Affairs Center.
Meet the Sangamon
The Faculty Lead, Students, and the members of the Community Advisory Board that compose the Sangamon Experience Team
See news and photos from recent local happenings on our events page, check back often for updates!