Bicentennial of Illinois Law Traveling Exhibit and Opening Ceremony

Bicentennial of Illinois Law Traveling Exhibit and Opening Ceremony

Danville Area Community College Library is pleased to host the Bicentennial of Illinois Law Traveling Exhibit from September 10-September 27, 2019. The DACC Library is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday for people to view the Exhibit. The Exhibit features: History of Illinois Courts, Lawyers and Cases, and Structure of the Courts. The Traveling Exhibit is sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission to commemorate 200 years of the Illinois judicial branch.

An Opening Ceremony for the Bicentennial Exhibition of Illinois Law Exhibit will be held Friday, September 13 at 10 a.m. in the DACC Library, Clock Tower Center. The ceremony will feature Justice Rita Garman.

The exhibit will be on display at the DACC Library through September 27. For more information call 217-443-8768 or email


Bicentennial of Illinois Law Exhibit
Opening Ceremony:
Friday, September 13, 10 AM
DACC Library @ Clock Tower Center
featuring Justice Rita Garman

Exhibit Dates: September 10-September 27, 2019

The interesting and educational exhibit features prominent lawyers and cases in Illinois history, information about how the court system operates, and a general history of the judiciary’s first 200 years of existence. Cases featured include Block v. City of Chicago, which concerned the first movie censorship laws, and lawyers featured include Ferdinand Barnett, one of the first African American attorneys licensed in Illinois. The exhibit also highlights the important role that the judicial branch has in upholding the rule of law, providing a forum for dispute resolution, and interpreting the law.

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