Visit Spark! Places of Innovation in Marshall


Feb 24 – Mar 30, 2024
Days and Times Vary


Marshall Public Library
612 Archer Ave
Marshall, IL 62441


Open to the public

Exhibition Hours and Location

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
  • Marshall Public Library, 612 Archer Avenue, Marshall, IL
This exhibition and related activities are hosted by Marshall Public Library
For information on exhibition hours, tours, and local events, please call (217) 826-2535.

About Spark! in Marshall

As a companion to the Spark! exhibition, the Marshall Public Library is producing an exhibit remembering the Handy Writers’ Colony, a training program for authors (1950-64) associated with James Jones.

Stay tuned for more details and upcoming events.

Spark! Places on Innovation is presented in partnership with Marshall Public Library, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and Illinois Humanities.

About Spark! Places of Innovation

Spark! Places of Innovation, part of Illinois Humanities’ Museum on Main Street program, is a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that highlights innovation in rural America from the perspectives of people who have lived it. Their words, images, and experiences, gathered through an ambitious crowdsourcing initiative, are the heartbeat of the exhibition. The communities featured in Spark! – including seven small towns in Illinois – have enhanced their vitality through innovations in fields such as technology, agriculture, economic development, education, and the arts. Explore the diversity, ingenuity, and tenacity of rural Americans in Spark! Places on Innovation.

Spark! will visit seven towns in Illinois from June 17, 2023, to March 29, 2024.

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