Last week to visit the WW I exhibit in the Trutter Center

This is the final week to view the special exhibit in the Trutter Center foyer, presented in conjunction with Dr. Chris McDonald’s book covernew book, “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’ — From the Front in a Ford.” The book is an eyewitness account of World War I through the letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. The exhibit will be up through Friday and features many of Mr. Hagler’s original letters written to his parents during the war, as well as some irreplaceable personal items.

The weather looks good for a lunchtime stroll around campus this week, so stop by the Trutter Center! For more on the exhibit, visit the Trutter Museum web page.

All proceeds from Dr. McDonald’s book sales benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler. The book is available in the LLCC Bookstore.

Works of art from Trutter Museum on display in library

Selected works of art from the Trutter Museum World HeritageTrutter art2 Collection are now on display in the LLCC Library. The art pieces are part of the personal collection owned by Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter and generously donated to LLCC. To Trutter artsee more of the World Heritage Collection, please visit the Trutter Museum located in the Trutter Center on campus. For more information about the collection and the museum, contact Janet Semanik at 786-4510 or view the museum website at http://www.llccfoundation.org/.

Chris McDonald to present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” Saturday

Faculty, staff and students are invited to hear Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D., present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” tomorrow, April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Trutter Center. The public is invited to the free event.

Professor McDonald’s presentation is based on his new book,  book cover“‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’—From the Front in a Ford,” which gives an eyewitness account of World War I through the detailed, literate and humorous letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost is $20, which includes tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

In addition to the presentation and book signing, an exhibit containing WWI artifacts is being presented by the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

Chris will also present at Soup and Stories next Wednesday, April 15 from noon-1 p.m. in the R.H. Stephens Room.

Faculty and Staff invited to reception and talk featuring Dr. Chris McDonald

The LLCC Foundation would like to invite faculty and staff unable to make Saturday’s book signing and lecture by Dr. Chris McDonald to a similar event tonight at the Trutter Center. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the Trutter Center foyer, with Dr. McDonald’s talk about his recently released book at 6 p.m.

Professor McDonald’s book, “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’— From the Front in a Ford,” provides an eyewitness account of World War I through the letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. Professor McDonald will provide a glimpse of Mr. Hagler’s life as an ambulance driver and the local connection to the Great War.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost of the book is $19.95, plus tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is also presenting an exhibit throughout April featuring many of Mr. Hagler’s original letters written to his parents during the war, as well as some irreplaceable personal items.

For more information, visit the Trutter Museum web page.

Professor Chris McDonald presents “From Springfield to Schlestadt” April 11

Political Science Professor Chris McDonald, Ph.D., will present “From Springfield to Schlestadt” on Saturday, April 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. The presentation is being held in the Trutter Center at LLCC-Springfield, 5250 Shepherd Road. The public is invited to the free event.

Professor McDonald’s presentation is based on his new book,  book cover“‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’—From the Front in a Ford,” which gives an eyewitness account of World War I through the detailed, literate and humorous letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Dunlap Hagler. Professor McDonald will provide a glimpse of Mr. Hagler’s life as an ambulance driver and the local connection to the Great War.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cost of the book is $19.95, plus tax. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

In addition to the presentation and book signing, an exhibit containing WWI artifacts is being presented by the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. Items on display include original handwritten letters by Mr. Hagler to his parents, a certified copy of a letter written by General John Pershing to Mr. Hagler and the members of the American Expeditionary Force, the “Croix de Guerre” (War Cross) and citation awarded to Mr. Hagler, the actual tin plate featuring the War Cross that was mounted on the side of Mr. Hagler’s ambulance during the war, plus other Great War artifacts. The exhibit will be on display through the end of April.

Taking a lunchtime walk around campus? Stop by the Trutter Museum!

The warming spring weather is great for a lunchtime stroll around campus. And, you’re invited to stop by the Trutter Center, to see ProTextReception 006the ProText Partnership exhibit, “Text by Design,” at the Trutter  Museum. This unique exhibit will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and features the work of more than 40 students in LLCC’s 3D Design, Screen Printing and Intro to Graphic Design classes, and explores the various ways artists merge language into their visual art.

And while there, take a look at the new, temporary exhibit in the Trutter Center foyer, presented as part of the campus and community events for Dr. Chris McDonald’s new book, “‘Three Lying or Four Sitting’ — From the Front in a Ford,” an eyewitness account of World War I through the letters of Springfield native and Harvard student Kent Letters2Dunlap Hagler. The exhibit will be on display throughout April and features many of Mr. Hagler’s original letters written to his parents during the war, as well as some irreplaceable personal items.

The book is available for purchase for $19.95 in the LLCC Bookstore. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the LLCC Foundation general scholarship fund in honor of Kent Dunlap Hagler.

For more on both these exhibits, visit the Trutter Museum web page.

Trutter Museum hosts Springfield Civic Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show June 27-28

The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum is hosting the Springfield Civic Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show to honor the club’s 85th anniversary. The flower show is being held Friday, June 27 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The theme of the flower show is “Our Legacy of Growing.” The exhibit will feature 70 floral designs, with an emphasis on table settings, artistic craft exhibits and educational displays on honey bees, daylilies and organic lawn care. The show opens with a special ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, June 27.  Co-chairs for the show are Karen Grant and David Robson.

The Standard Flower Show conforms to all the rules of the National Garden Club, Inc. and will be reviewed by accredited judges from Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois.

Co-sponsors of the show are Lincoln Land Community College and the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

Trutter Museum hosts Chamber’s “Good Morning Springfield”

trutterThe Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum will host the Chamber’s “Good Morning Springfield” Tuesday, June 10 and you’re invited to stop by. The breakfast gathering begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Trutter Center and provides guests an opportunity to network and connect with community partners and friends. As a Chamber member, college faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Admission is $3 per person. Please stop by, connect with other Chamber members, and visit the Trutter Museum’s latest exhibit which celebrates Phil Trutter’s 100th birthday his work and love of art.