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Update: Harry Potter Library Exhibition Enters Illinois

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Posted by: Mel
June 07, 2010, 09:12 PM

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.

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20 Comments

Hl002-1allinye_thumb
147 Points

Awesome. I wish it would come to PA.

Posted by jedisakora on June 09, 2010, 10:15 AM report to moderator
The-moose_thumb
8876 Points

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 :)

Posted by Moose_Starr on June 09, 2010, 12:41 PM report to moderator
Ravenclaw_thumb
3463 Points

I’m telling my friends and we are going! :)

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on June 09, 2010, 10:05 PM report to moderator
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1317 Points

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????

Posted by hewy on June 09, 2010, 10:34 PM report to moderator
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1985 Points

Darn to bad i’m in the East and its the Midwest..better luck next time?

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on June 10, 2010, 09:29 AM report to moderator
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