Staff, interns, and volunteers researched and prepared the temporary exhibit “The Greening of the Prairie: Irish Immigration and Settlement in McLean County.”  Greg Koos served as curator, with research assistance from intern Jessica Hinterlong, volunteer Eileen Kanzler and many others.  The exhibit opened March 2012 and ran through early 2016.

This collection includes the exhibit script, research materials not found elsewhere in our collections, and research notes.  Research materials include oral history interviews, newspaper articles (local, regional, and international), family histories, census and city directory data and analyses, periodical articles, plat map analyses, and more.