Exhibition Space

The heart of Sangamon Experience is a 5,300-square-foot exhibition and interpretive space located in the Public Affairs Center, between the bookstore and the new Center for Lincoln Studies. Designed by FWAI Architects, Inc. of Springfield, the space opened on January 30, 2020. Still under development, features will include multimedia and interactive exhibits, historical maps and photographs, a small theater, and interpretive text developed by teams of UIS students, faculty, and area community partners.  The exhibit space is open during PAC building hours. Contact us for directions or with inquiries about tours.

The first of four narrative exhibits under development, this one covering the years 1800 to 1860. Opening of the Sangamon Experience space on the first floor of PAC, Thursday, January 30, 2020.
Former Mayor Mike Houston & current Mayor Jim Langfelder. Opening of the Sangamon Experience space on the first floor of PAC, Thursday, January 30, 2020.

 

Members of the Mack family visit a panel featuring their relative. Opening of the Sangamon Experience space on the first floor of PAC, Thursday, January 30, 2020.
February 2020

 

Day one of construction, November 18, 2019