Tales and Treasures - Our current exhibit in the Sterling Morton Library will close on Saturday, September 13. Our next exhibit, Plant Hunters, will open on Tuesday, October 7. Plant Hunters will explore the practice and history of plant exploration and collecting.
In 2013, the Sterling Morton Library turned 50! To celebrate this auspicious anniversary, our current exhibit, Tales and Treasures, showcases 50 rare and unique objects from our collections, each with a special story to tell. Displays of rarely seen objects, interactive games, and a library-wide scavenger hunt will engage visitors of all ages in the rich legacy of the Sterling Morton Library. After exploring, visitors will be invited to imagine what the next 50 years might hold for this and other libraries!
The exhibit is free with Arboretum admission. Open during library hours: Tuesday-Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 10-4.
Learn about a new treasure from our exhibit every Thursday on our Facebook page!
Listen to and watch the tales of four special treasures currently on display in our exhibit!
- Photos from China - taken by Ernest Henry Wilson
- A Curious Herbal - authored and illustrated by Elizabeth Blackwell
- Arbor Day 60th Commemorative Stamp
- Tree Portraits - created by Anthony Tyznik
World's Fair Gardens
PREVIOUS EXHIBIT - ended March 2013
Check our online catalog to see if this book is available to check out at The Sterling Morton Library!