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My Farm Roots

December 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tri States Public Radio and the Western Illinois Museum are pleased to host an entertaining evening of storytelling about life on the farm from farmers and other folks connected to the land.  The event will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Western Illinois Museum.  There will be light refreshments and music performed by the Lane Family Band.

The event is part of Tri States Public Radio’s Ag Sense series and is based on Harvest Public Media’s, “My Farm Roots,” a collection of short radio documentaries broadcast by NPR-affiliate stations across the Midwest.

The evening will feature guest storytellers who will bring their experiences of living in a rural community to life on stage. The program draws on oral tradition where common and extraordinary events are told to both entertain and connect. By bringing back the enjoyment of hearing and sharing stories, the program promises to celebrate our common experiences in west central Illinois. At the end of the night, the audience will be invited on stage to share their own stories. Recordings of the stories will become part of the museum’s oral history collection.

The program will be held at the Western Illinois Museum located at 201 South Lafayette Street, two blocks south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square.  For more information contact the museum at info@wimuseum.org or 309.837.2750, or Heather Norman of Tri States Public Radio at HL-Norman@wiu.edu or 309.343.2867.  The event is free and open to the public.

About Harvest Public Media
Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field. Based at KCUR in Kansas City, Harvest covers these agriculture-related topics through an expanding network of reporters and partner stations throughout the Midwest. Most Harvest Public Media stories begin with radio — regular reports are aired on our member stations in the Midwest. Harvest also explores issues through online analyses, television documentaries, video, and on social media.

About Tri States Public Radio
Tri States Public Radio is an outreach service of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University. For over 50 years the station had provided information and entertainment of the highest possible caliber. Tri States Public Radio is the region’s voice for award-winning National Public Radio news and locally produced programming.

Truman Stud Farm, early 1900, Bushnell, Illinois.  Image courtesy of the WIU Archives and Special Collections
Truman Stud Farm, early 1900, Bushnell, Illinois. Image courtesy of the WIU Archives and Special Collections

About the Western Illinois Museum
For over 35 years the Western Illinois Museum has worked to connect and unite people around the history, ideas, and cultures of west central Illinois, building pride in what makes us a community. Striving to teach the importance of knowing, valuing and respecting the past, the museum’s collections, exhibits, and programs provide the means to take ownership of our heritage. We believe that knowing the past gives hope and promise for the future.


December 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Western Illinois Museum


Western Illinois Museum
201 South Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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