Update: Harry Potter Library Exhibition Enters Illinois


Jun 07, 2010

Posted by Mel

Back in 2009, TLC told you of a traveling Harry Potter library exhibit, which focused on the historical and scientific aspects of the series as they pertained to “Renaissance traditions.” The exhibit is now in Galesburg, Illinois, and a report has come in which details the experience people have had at it:

“The exhibit is comprised of seven panels that explore topics discussed
in the Harry Potter series and their historic correlations. On the panel
that lists the topic of immortality, for example, the character
Nicholas Flamel is discussed. …’To be honest, before I curated the show, I did not realize half of it
was real… I didn’t realize Nicolas Flamel was real,’ said Elizabeth
Bland, exhibit curator and exhibition coordinator at the National
Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md.”

The report also contains a calendar of events for the exhibit which includes several “Wizarding Class[es] for Muggles,” such as Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology.

The exhibit will be at Galesburg, Illinois until July 2nd.

20 Responses to Update: Harry Potter Library Exhibition Enters Illinois

Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: cool! first.:)Avatar Imagenarglesohmy says: Aw, it'd be so cool if they'd come HERE. But I'm in Canada- I find people avoid us. :(Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: gnarAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Very cool... I just wish it would go farther SOUTH!! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That is so cool! I wish I could go! Lets count how many times I have said "I wish I could go" in the past week....... about five bazillion!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I wish I could see it myself but do hope that everyone else enjoys it!Avatar ImageLeper says: I really wish I could go see it.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: wish i could seeAvatar ImageEmmaline10248 says: so close yet so far if only it was a few miles north. Avatar ImageMirabellaDent06 says: Every library should own their own set of these books(;Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That's quite cool...Avatar ImageCatherine says: sounds awesome!Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Thats awesome :) Never heard of it beforeAvatar ImageStellar Sound says: I live somewhat close to Galesburg! I think I might just have to make the trip, it would be worth it. Avatar Imagejedisakora says: Awesome. I wish it would come to PA. Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Hey Nargles ... your comment on the previous page about people ignoring you or Canada is not entirely true ... the Harry Potter Exhibit is in Toronto right now. I went to see it in Chicago and, it is the most awesome thing so, if you get the chance to go see it in Toronto I highly recommend it :)Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: I'm telling my friends and we are going! :)Avatar Imagehewy says: If Nargles thinks they avoid Canada, most folks who put on these exhibits think there is nothing west of the Mississippi river but California. There is nothing on the site as to it going anywhere else, is it????Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Darn to bad i'm in the East and its the Midwest..better luck next time?

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