The Gen. John A. Logan Museum is hosting two exciting, new exhibits in the Murphysboro Event Center for the 71st Annual Murphysboro Apple Festival.
The first exhibit focuses on Rudolph Z "Pop" Gill, an American architect and builder in the classical revival style who designed several municipal buildings, club halls, and private residences in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
"Although he has been mostly forgotten, Pop Gill designed many of Murphysboro’s business and public buildings built in the first half of the 20th century. While some of his buildings have been razed or remodeled, many remain as Gill designed them."
Information on Pop Gill and his career as well as the history and historic photos of many of his projects will be on display.
The second exhibit is a specially curated selection of Murphysboro Apple Festival photos, memorabilia, awards, and more from our 71 years. Some of these items have been in storage and not seen for many, many years!
"The Murphysboro Apple Festival began in 1952 and celebrating its 71st year in 2022. In that span of time, most of its cornerstone events remain despite the great changes that have occurred in the world in seven decades. The success of the Apple Festival’s volunteer planners to adapt to these changes and keep the annual event relevant is the reason for its long run. This exhibit examines the creation of the Apple Festival and the evolution of all the events associated with “Appletime” since its creation."
We hope you stop in at Murphysboro Event Center during the Festival to see our exhibits that celebrate what we think makes Murphysboro, "Murphysboro."
Wed, Sept 14 ~ 6pm - 9pm
Thurs, Sept 15 ~ 5pm - 9pm
Fri, Sept 16 ~ 4pm - 9pm
Sat, Sept 17 ~ 1pm - 9pm
WHERE: Murphysboro Event Center, Main Floor
Enter through the main entrance on Walnut St., or by elevator, located at the back of the building.
A limited number Handicapped Parking spaces are available in the Regions Bank parking lot after 4pm Wed-Fri and all day Saturday.
HOSTED BY: General John A. Logan Museum
COST: Exhibits are free to enjoy!
The Murphysboro Apple Festival is seeking items to add to our archives: collectibles, memorabilia, photos, newspaper articles or clippings, past awards or trophies, personal stories, etc. If you would like to share or donate any items, please contact Mike Jones at the Gen. John A. Logan Museum.
Phone: (618) 684-3455
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The Murphysboro Apple Festival has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures and has added additional handwashing stations and sanitizing stations throughout the Festival grounds. Please follow all recommended guidelines while attending the Festival in order to keep it fun and safe for everyone!