Murphysboro museum receives grant for nearly $5,000

The General John A. Logan Museum of Murphysboro received a grant of $4,850 from the Illinois Humanities Council to support research, writing and development of the exhibit and documentary 'Caught in the Sweep of History: Egypt in the Civil War' - The Second Year exhibit and documentary.

Laura Varner, Curator of Collections at the Logan Museum, said that the grant helps greatly in gathering and displaying information about southern Illinois in the Civil War.

Museum Director P. Michael Jones added that, "Our museum, although small, strives to be professional and give the public a great experience."

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